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Ship To Store (MM #3793)

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Ship To Store (MM #3793)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I've talked about my frustration with retail stores, especially big box stores numerous times throughout the years. The Mason minute. I'll be going back at least a month or two. I was talking about. The problem with retail, I realized covid-19 has changed a lot of things but the one thing I'm seeing more and more, is this ship to store mentality? Yeah, they're no longer wanting you to come to the store to buy something. They want you to buy it online and then go to the store to pick it up. Now, if they don't have it in stock, it may take a few days to get there, but sometimes when I need something like the day, I broke my headphones over the weekend. I needed a new pair immediately. So I had to find what I was looking for. In town found them at Best Buy. The only problem took me fifteen, twenty minutes to be able to find them on the website. Then I had to go to the store and find out why had to find somebody to help me out. I want to look at it first before I decide what I want the bulb. And besides, we walk into the store, my wife said, oh I need a new mouse. So we walked over and bought something that we wouldn't have bought. If I didn't know that ship to store is a great idea in theory, but retailers, still aren't getting it right. No matter how many employees they have working at the time.

Kevin Nation Mason Best Buy
You cant have Frys with that #083

GNC Week In Review

1:12:42 hr | 7 months ago

You cant have Frys with that #083

"This week from gnc week in review. Power by geek. New central dot com. You can no longer have fries with traffic order. Game stop. stock price goes up again. No it doesn't have to do with robin hood. Thank god and best buy lays off five thousand employees. Those are some tech news stories this week. And it's friday february twenty six twenty one monday ms kirk or less and i'm scott arts and eighty three of gene. See week in review. Podcast proud partner of the tech podcast at work. If it's tech. It's here thank you so much or tuning in for this episode. We are suing laid that gnc weekly dot com slash y as well as facebook live so please be short. Essay hillary in chat or comment also be sure to like subscribe to the gnc w or channel on youtube. If you are a listener huge backup missile video. That's okay can always catch replay later. If you are listening are sure to subscribe to podcasts. We can find on the right hand side column at gnc. Weekly dot com. Be at apple. Podcasts google podcasts. Or your podcast. Also this podcast can be found on the panel app and the iheart iheartradio app. If you have a comment on being on social media or email and those links can be found at gnc weekly dot com or rss connected so we all through washington live video right now. There's some little scott has some technical issues going on which is not a happy puppy about no. It's okay where i make it work tonight. It i will have it fixed by sunday. I promise. And and if in this Five it's f five f five dot tv slash us sunday evening nine pm shrink 'cause you when he did altro and backup. Oh yeah wow. I totally choked to this past week. I i felt like danielle at showstoppers. A couple of years ago when she said cs twenty twenty nine g and and she stopped and went And the whole interview was great as we never have to add it the ending of an interview and we absolutely had to that time because she just she was mad. I bet i bet well. While i guess if you're listening on if you're listening on audio don't worry about it because you know you're just not seeing anything other than the can't see my sad setup tonight all or kirks completely missing video because you're still recovering. I'm sorry covering so we in about hopefully about we can have a male. I will be a good mood. Hopefully knock on on some boy to knock on the so hopefully in about we can have this come off and i their thank you. It's open we're going to have video probably have a different set off Or you know being broken but not as broken exactly right you got exactly throw us local speaking using those technical terms exactly exactly exactly exactly so. Let's jump in with the news. This week rusted. Some were little wacky but for others. It's little sad Now we all know that close like circuit city. Usa you name latronic store is closed. Well acts coming back though. Oh okay i keep seeing those shack retro t shirts keep meeting sue and i am in the process of applying for a franchise and it's not really what they're doing partner. I don't know interesting. Well yeah go owners. They new owners bought the assets november. Anyway anyway yeah compusa circuit city I mean even like even staples went there trouble where they closed. A bunch of stores at electronics retail in physicality is not not a great business. Right now right well you can. Add can add fry's electronics to that list so sadly on twitter wiring sixty four Pointed out with tweet by employees and av store owner knowing that employee's done on tuesday night. That'd be last night. The store will be open and website is going off lyme bay area news. Kron four confirmed the rumors saying nationwide closure nationwide pure the company's website wanting warning fries was founded in nineteen eighty five and was known. Both restocking whatever'll parts might need. And apparently there is notorious for customer service. And i had no idea about right existed until While back the fries are com website has been updated with a good by saying quote after nearly three six years in the business as the one stop shop in online resource for high tech Sorace brise atomics. Inca has made the difficult decision to shut down. Its operations includes its business permanently. Resolved changes in retail industry and the challenges posed by the covid nineteen pandemic. the company will implement the shutdown would orderly through an orderly wind down process. That believes in the best interest of the company is creditors of a stakeholders. The company ceased regular operations began the wind down processing debris twenty four th which was past few days ago this hope that the is hope that undertaking wind down through these early processes costs. Avoid additional liabilities minimize the impact on their customers vendors. Landlords and associates maximize value the company's assets or its creditors out of state quarters. Excuse me the company isn't Customers with a pairs and consignment work consignment vendors album. Understand what this will mean for them and those next steps so i hadn't considered people with repairs because they overnight closed their stores now for highs in possession inside of stores of your stuff. I hadn't considered bat when when i saw this announcement earlier in the week. That's weird and the the other comment about About consignment vendors. I read a whole piece from somebody who's lived out in the valley Basically their lives About that being the reason why they're actually gone there blaming they're blaming the pandemic and things like that but they They had like a whole like photo. History of what fries had done and changed and kind of ruin themselves over the last couple of years. Now that might be a that might be a valley specific thing the pictures that he posted. But because i can tell you. I was in a fries and this hits me on a personal likes. Cas level that condo that we stay at for yes has a fries that we can basically see from where we park Which has been great for when we forget stuff Goes are he will tell me. Yeah yeah he it's. It's literally we can see it from our condo So this is going to be bad for us. But you know. I've been in. I've been fries in this one and it didn't look anything like what they had shown in the valley which kinda suggests to me that that this for those who don't know consignment yet we've all heard consignment shops but you may not know what it means. It means that fries doesn't purchase the inventory. I have in stock and then sell it. Hp puts computers in fries and fries buys them as they sell them to you. It's a very different business model. Obviously if you go into a a best buy. Most of what's in the best buy is owned by best. Buy at the moment and they sell it to you consignment work. And it's possible that vegas the consignment idea worked and that vendors kept the place stocked. But apparently in the valley. They did not keep the stores stock half. The store was empty shelves and these photos were from more than a year ago. So this problem has existed for a while and the shutdowns the lockdowns were the last nail in the coffin but a coffin that had already been built and also to install surprise. Well the pandemic excluding They've been around for twenty plus thirty plus years and they are there and they're going to the restore usually when i had returned it was bustling and little by little. He had other stores popping up enough best by the place. Like oh to Princeton there was compusa on one side or towards the end of the ship. Mall were shopping center and best buy with right and people flocked to as soon as best buy opened it was like little by little are dwindling down and then like a your to later. The closed doors and dan after that they were like there was a whole long slough compusa stores close san. They were in fairness compusa was purchased by a supermax wages. The same company that type of direct and Circuit city day. So they turned a lot. A lot of the compusa stores closed totally turned into tiger direct stores which was interesting because they tried to continue to be tiger direct which physical retail and. That's the thing that companies that started online don't understand physical retail and online retailer. Not the same thing. And you can't have a giant store the size of a warehouse and Keep your prices that of online where you don't have overhead overhead and so they all ended up going away but here are compuserve in our best buy. Were across the street from each other and also and also circuit city as another one where popped up Around for years as well. And i remember the commercials where the has commercial where that's like a plug and it's like the electric electric crackling. It was like you know. I mean we've commercialized that you're intrigued. And when i want that sort as well antiquated section again. Little by little or not necessarily traxler popping up but more and more prevalent with With online shopping. Yeah you see. A lot of these stores Business because more gravitas towards Gravitas toward that. Yep absolutely and you know fries is just the latest I i but You know Couple of years ago and by a couple of years ago. Nick was still on the show when we talked about it. So that age is out. Pretty good we Best buy announced that all new stores. We're going to be a different format really smaller. Because they were gonna start limiting their inventory and And stores that were already in existence might get physically shrunk ours dead. So i mean best buy saw the writing on the walls early and decided to start dumping stuff You know inventory categories. That weren't good for them and it might be different per store. But i think that was a good move. Fries didn't seem to do that. They tried to stay who they had always been which is nice. I i can appreciate that. But it doesn't always work right and also to that. If y sol twitter was blowing up the audit but also i noticed that. Apparently there's a cult following. They would have the lights. Halloween themed decorations. What have you. And i sold one earlier. Had that had things like from egypt. They had appear bits on the lake. So so the stores in the valley it didn't carry over to all of the however many stores they had. I can't remember now eighty four. I think It didn't carry to all of them but pretty much. The stores in the valley each had a theme inside they all had a visual theme. The one in the one in vegas. The theme was. I think we used to be a circuit city but it surely because it sure looked like one but you know the in in california in particular. The the stories had teams. And so you might have been seeing pictures of a store that might have been Themed around around egypt or or something like that so they literally had to them. Which is fascinating noticing. That i was like. I'd never amanda stores decorate the holidays and everything. But i was like online over to pet when abe when the story came out and there was like it to me. You know it was like a cult. Following people are really really really disappointed. Yeah the they were. They were like a a part of the valley culture in the same way that like on the east coast radio shack was right like i obviously. I'm a software engineer. I work in. A current client is a medical device company and on our team. We've got six developers and i think three of us once worked at radio shack and it's very similar. It's very similar out west In in the valley in particular with fries if you go poll people working whether it be working at blizzard or or ea or facebook. I bet you'd find a large percentage of them at one point or another worked at fry's it's just part of the culture out there so this is a cultural loss more than it is a retailer loss right to them although from a personal perspective. It's gonna make getting stuff when i forget cable more difficult. I can't tell you how many times we've started our day at fry's on the way to sands- well hopefully they'll be some to be this mother options. I hopefully guitar center will move in. They're not gonna lie. I was nice but if guitar center moves because the bat physical locations larger than where they are now if they were to move into that store. I'd be fine and all come full circle. So what's new. That's a little bit. I the other news south going on with us. now it's been reported ad nauseam. We dissected executive here in previous episode so now been reported on wednesday that game stop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice volatility ahead of the quoting bell on wednesday. Excuse me the gaming retailer stock price with stock price at ninety one dollars. One cents a close up. Nearly one hundred four percent were previous day. Shares were halted once around once around three forty pm eastern time after climbing nearly seventy four seventy portland And again Tenants later after gaining one or four percent game stops screening of three times higher. Five day average were stocked courting to the provider data eight a provider refinitiv less than an hour apple closing bell stock was on the move again gaining ninety nearly gaining nearly nine senate in after hours trading the jump in game stop also comes a day after the company announced its chief. Financial officer will resign next month to help quote accelerate game stop transmission which can fuel investors who believe in the long diet retailer as a shift from relying on physical stores to e commerce sales model so basically like with rather tropics. Well that sounds familiar. Prize isn't gonna try and beat online retailer Exactly well there's always the possibility with fries that that an investment firm buys the assets out of liquidation and then brings the the the website back. We see that we see that a lot of justice. We named a couple before radio shack circuit city compusa on their websites have been in operation in various forms. There is a children's retailer clothing retailer. That just went out of business and was bought and website is going to be operated again So it's it's not unusual for an investment firm to come in and buy the assets and bring the store back as an online only and so that would be something for fries. Game stop has been trying this kind of commerce shift but a lot of their business models still revolves around picking up the thing in their stores walser to the thing with With game stop again. It's good. I like to hear some good news. There is any good news that you know that this is not has anything to do with robin hood. Because again it was ad nauseam. Yeah and you know. And there's been in Going to congress in committee hearings and it's been bit kerfuffle at least have already been held. People are being held to the fire and good them so some of this could be coming from the cfo resigning Right which which. I agree a lot of upper management needs to go away If game stop is going to survive. Because i think everyone i may have or maybe you and i talked about it last week. The idea that they that they shut down. Think geek and kept game stop as the primary brand was backwards things. We did talk about that. They should have kept thinking made game. Stop part of those stores. But whatever They've been making a lot of mistakes but they do have like this idea of being able to check inventory bide online from game. Stop which does offer things that not everybody does. When webcams were a highly sought after commodity. Abram kept saying was all the local game stops still. Have them in stock. And you could go on your phone. You go on your computer you could purchase it and then go to the store and they bring it out to you so it was that nice kind of merge between online retail and and physical retail and i think that hybrid model is the thing. That's going to work for for electronics going forward. It's kind of what game stops. What radio shacks trying to do. So and it's what best by trying to do so you know. We're seeing a lot of that. That model right now. I think it's going to be. I think it's gonna be something we see more going forward. If national lockdowns are sussed and speaking of best buy speaking of The shift Best buy said on thursday that laid off five thousand workers this month and is planning to close more stores here as more customers are buying trunks online. Best buy is expecting. Excuse me forty percents of it's sales come from online purchase this year up from nineteen percent two years ago and the company said needed to alter its workforce in response to the ceo. Corey burying told alice yesterday. That sorting or this month by had been adjusting to mix full-time part-time poison store stores due to quote having too many fulltime in now or time police as a result of this reorganization best laid off five thousand eased. The majority the majority of them were all time. It is also said. His act is adding approximately two thousand new part-time New part time positions best buy has around one hundred two thousand employees on. This is the first time that provide a better job. Civic number of job cuts which was reported by the wall street journal. They saw urged sale items sales items laptops kitchen appliances at more americans were to home during the latest quarter ending. January thirtieth sales at stores open for at least one year increased twelve point six percent compared with your fire and best buy expects demand. Slow this year however the company also said thursday. Excuse me that a closed twenty of its big box stores. Each of the past two years and expects to close higher nerve this year best buy has four hundred fifty stores leases upper up renewal next years and Berry says there'll be a high refresh world renewing leases Role east or place. The company has around one thousand stores in the united states. Best buy also plans to use more of its info space to fill home delivery orders. The retailer is Piloting news or layouts reduce the size of stales floors expand. This base indicated shipping borders is a good shift to go. Is that okay so didn't see this story ahead of time. That's exactly What i had mentioned earlier is that they shifting store sizes down They've been doing it for a number years. And i noticed. I noticed that too coupled nine those couple of things one. I do see why go to store. Princeton They they're doing the store layout a lot while differently. The not selling author known for insignia products. And i noticed that was like the big play. that's gone. Lilly isn't getting signature products on amazon. Now isn't that weird. Given the best buy white label and for those who don't know white label is basically their Their product slap house brand exactly usually usually they're manufactured by one of the other big names and the house puts their their own brand on it to go back to radio shack. Probably the in the world. Probably the best known House brand was Realistic can everybody knows. Realistic for ryan and and And home audio products at realistic was Mostly manufactured by uncle. Oh and costs but they had their realistic name on them because because the house takes on the responsibility for things like the warranty right. Why do you. Why do you pay more for a samsung than an insignia. That right who's panel is manufactured by samsung. Because if something goes wrong best buy is dealing with via the warranty and not samsung. So the costs are different and equality isn't purchase like an obscene amount sitting products Chargers kata came. I mean bricks. I can't imagine. I mean Godawful melber two years. My daughter for some reason my daughter happens break one and this day seeing how the quality but yes so the store so i was like notice. I'm like literally like a big Base huge by really start until a tight he barracking titan which was like. I was stunned to see that but also the shift where a lot of companies are saving money because going from ole to part-time because they don't wanna pay benefits. So that's another thing that kind of like concerns me a little bit because you know people you need benefits on the company where four out of full time job and the benefits as well. But when when you're working at a store and you have a family four family of four new shift from a full-time position the part time depending on what their what their level is on how they benefit s- it's suffers dramatically. Yeah so that kind of like. They're kind kinda sucks. Yep but you know at simple economic shows that when you when you try to task force certain rules. I doesn't matter what is anytime you create rules you credit game. Some people are going to play the game differently than others. And some are gonna playing the game and so you know The the idea of when when rules make businesses unattainable. They look for loopholes. One of those opposes part time employees. So it's it's not uncommon best. Buy as far from the first company to do it down without We'll see what happens. in the later term. They're looking to stem bleeding. They don't want to become fries. That's that's the thing they don't want to be and and game stop doesn't want to be a be games right right off the games. Oh that's that's showing try petite check right yup shack brand and that was part of game staff member weird but they don't they don't want be games. They don't want to become obsolete and by competition And so they're looking for how can we. How can we create cup. You know unique ways of of interacting with our company with other products that people want. I think the idea that both best buy and and game stop doing where you can buy it online and pick it up store. I mean we're seeing a lot more of that sense the lockdowns but both of them were doing that. Ahead of time They were kind of early. Pioneers in this best. Buy it for years And you know we're seeing more and more focus on that and i think it makes sense I remember to take ever going to everyone else. A kid and get buying games and buying the magazines memories. And i'm not really sure what my i remember. I remember electron expertise long before. I joined radio shack Men that's there might need to sing anything. Okay there live fan. I i kinda take the music i mean. It's after hearing for Ad nauseam what's that's a hard past other new this week. Now on selected. This is kind of an scott's alley in select as you can book rise phone call let to saying that the new call a feature should be in their words quote. Perfect perfect for seniors Without access to lift up now you can call six three one. Two zero one l. y. Of tea or six three one two zero one five nine three eight between eight. Am eight am eight pm eastern time. Monday through friday. Let a potential write a book. Ride live says that it will tell riders full price before confirming and sending texts to crack the ride down Ride on paid for and book This is basically if you're familiar with calling a cab And i know a lot of people have done that. He could Though his noting that drivers an expected to offer assistance getting into a car and we'll cheer or ride aren't available at launch call lift also requires a phone with support for s messages. It's available now. Call lip be able to call a livable. Now and lifted has a full list of cities on on site. And we'll have a link in the show notes that you can check out the entire list of these cities and i don't think meyrowitz. I'm intrigued for a couple of reasons. One lift has just invented the taxicab. But not just that. This is available in florida right. Phone number is six three one hundred to new york number county new york right. It's not even a florida is not an eight hundred number. Which would have expected same here. And so it's a. It's a a local area code for not the state along brighton. What from in particular lift in particular. I'm constantly fascinated by because i can never predict them uber. i can always predict. I know what weird thing they're doing next. I can never predict the weird thing that left is gonna try and do next. No i mean it's a good idea. I mean it's there's only available is available in florida and Not all cities So it is only available in florida in select cities and indoor were. it's it's available in the important ones for for their targeting with this. I'm looking right now. It's it's available in the important once. The whole tampa bay area is covered. Sarasota qasimi cape coral springs boca. Raton fort lauderdale. They definitely planned. They planned well west palm beach. They know who their target demos news. Then there's weird ones like panama city. That's the fouts it were going to stay. Say that's not necessarily cal. I can understand because there are a whole part of that that area where you can't even get data coverage our our our radio shack store in ocala had a a sprint and verizon internet to data repeater in the ceiling because in our store you couldn't get either of the services that we sold. Yeah so i can understand ocala at least that way you can make a phone call and get a ride but it even to the taxicab basically if you know how to call it corporate actually and i never and i heard of lift Honest with 'cause again. Why when. I when i went to use the book of us a lift useless unique for cs. In two thousand eighteen was cheap. I was like what are you gonna taxi in new folks. Don't know like driving. Taxi enough biggest. It is like expensive times. Boo we coming from the airport. One year We actually took a cab because Because uber and lift were more expensive because the surge pricing right. Hey right the taxi companies have have a a set like thirty five dollars day or night from the airport to downtown. Las vegas doesn't matter what time it's always thirty five bucks it's just a thing and so Oberlin lift both wanted. Like fifty bucks to get down to the plaza. So we're like all right. Taxicab is because. I think when i first went down yes a lot of times. It's the other way round. At the time i went. I think i spent. This is no joke. i think it was It was eleven dollars before to before foretell from the from the airport to the plaza and also to they're saying like Say that way taxing. Las vegas don't have take you want to go to someplace nascar. Don't take the scenic group and we'll go all the way around the go all around to gun gun does wear. Then you'll get your wanna be and that's why also they charge you like or remember money. Yeah and that's that's the that's the thing and and lift is keeping this place for this call thing that they're going to let you know the price ahead of time. That's the thing with lifting uber. That's different from taxi. Companies is that they calculate the cost up front and then if there are unfortunate side effects. You know i remember coming back from something going back to the plaza There was an accident on the interstate and the ride took like twenty minutes longer than it should have and it didn't us a penny extra but if we've been in a taxicab would have been cheaper to get out and walk or figure out how to fly because it would have been ridiculously through the roof so you know there are. There are benefits and that's the reason that sat thirty five from the airport. That's the only reason we took a cab. It's funny it's to say that. Because when i when i left In more get wrapped us up because Both on the find. When i came from the bbc say to Because they were trying to get a lift in the area and jalan up not nothing showed up because they were lost or or whatever. So i had to take a cab back to back the plaza. I was in in excruciating pain as it is and and so this roy. Nice lady you know. It was to chattanooga storm. You know where i was going. I must repeated like several times. It cost twenty seven dollars from the v. c. and to plaza in. I'm like i'm looking. I'm looking at the receipt. And i had like bumper sticker shock on lake. Wait a minute valid. Took not even ten fifteen minutes. Max yeah like holy crap overall list would have been for that. Yeah exactly but again. When i when they were availability exactly no boatload of people. I booked to lipped. Apparently he's asking where i was at paramedic twelve. Oh i told. I was and i was like screw it. I'm sitting. i mean. I'll eat the fight our charge wherever it was. But i'm like yeah. I i remember one time Driver trying to figure out the sands just totally baffled. Michelle ended up meeting her inside the parking garage. The crazy city. Anyway fun time. It's a cool feature. And i like them. They're keeping keeping that that. I know what i'm gonna pay. That's exactly think time apart from cavs exactly a two in a market marketing towards in procedures. I mean 'cause lot seniors don't know what they're getting into by. At least they know look literally what they're getting into how much it is right safety safety in mine as well so all right other news week. Youtube has announced a expanded parental controls for tweeting. The teens these names like healthy tweens on anyway. The upcoming feature is aimed those who perhaps outgrown the compa confines to kids. Youtube will open up for his vise accounts account features. In coming months through vise. Google counts parents able to choose from three continents settings There's a lot to unpack here So there is a explore setting that it can enable down. Lock arrange videos. That youtube says will be jealous. Suitable for the kids age mine. An older on this included likes of logs gaming clips videos news network kato content. There is the explore more setting. This is four. Teenagers have a large pool of videos. Spor prototype of content of. Here's an explore setting the most of youtube option in this whole explanatory. I've walked eight or six videos but otherwise we'll give older teens access. Almost everything platform saying reporting on. Excuse me youtube is getting a blend of machine learning bac abusers and human reviewers determined which videos or enable for setting acknowledged system will be perfect and some inappropriate videos will slip through the cracks But it will evolve and improve the rise experience. Were time along with the content settings. Excuse me Parents were able to view the kids watching history they can still be able to. They can still enable restrictions through google family and quicktime limits plans to add more controls including the option to watch videos beyond content. That feature will limit tween teen account's in other ways Youtube won't ser personal ads or at categories and in that purchases will be sable some comment in creation feature return off though the two plans to enable some of those quote through an age appropriate Old approach so glad on several things one the not going to you know for the ads but depending on with youtube accounts People separate maybe but you premium where he can block ads so this is a good. This is a good trade off For kids kids or on youtube nowadays but isn't but they're listening to the realistic to allow people as well. Because i remember seeing and hearing reports are about how youtube kid initially was still showing content not suitable for young viewers. It was a disaster. That's you were looking for exactly. Yup those has somehow the a algorithm thought anything that was animated would be appropriate for kids. Rice is that not the case. I saw a few of them. They're really. they're not not not really attendant for adults. Either as i saw my goodness gracious youtube kids. You know the restrictions on it are kind of good up through like age nine. But it's juvenile for that that tween category that ten eleven twelve. That aren't legally isn't thirteen right. Which is which is where in the. Us laws change for on line services. So that that ten eleven twelve you know. The content restrictions are really juvenile for them and and could block educational things and things like that. Video game streams livestreaming altogether in fact Is blocked on youtube kids. And so yeah. I can see if your ten eleven twelve and you're wanting to watch you know you're getting into minecraft you wanna watch somebody play up sad story. Wait until they're done playing to be able to watch them that and you can't comment you. Can't you know ask what they're doing and things like that you know. There's all kinds of restrictions that really for for that especially for that tween category that ten eleven twelve socks right right so so this makes sense. Then you know the ability to to kind of control things as as the kids get older although thirteen. They can have their old account the their own accounts. They don't have to ask their parents for permission lately. So i mean there's that well i think to When my daughter she watches videos. And i make an. I made sure you know by. We don't plop Or proper computer because You know there is good to have. It's good to have youtube. And you know aka. Google you know provide by with content with op tolls for the for the four kids. Also too i think as a parent i thing. It's it's apparent ability to still monitor what they're doing select and not being over like being overly like the grill. Obviously we're not. We're not talking helicopter parent. Thank you okay. That's also next. Were looking for thank you but at least knowing what's going on having having a foggy idea of what's going on you know you don't have to know every video they've ever watched but right. You know knowing that that your nine year old is watching simpsons. That was the big thing. When i was a kid. you know knowing that your child is watching the simpsons and go in and deal with that that was that was a big deal and you know. The internet has not made that process easier and looks at google's actually stepping up and trying to do something in that space so good autumn gone definitely awesome all right other news weaken the video streaming portion of the head of the launch paramount. plus which. I'm still his name by comes to be us announced where they stand in the world. Shu-ming head transition pay subscribers were streaming services showtime in all access had climbed to nineteen point two million subscribers up from the seventeen point nine million sub last quarter in total viacom. Cbs saw a seventy one. Seventy one percent increase in shipping cyber scrubbers in twenty twenty four c vessel. Much growth comes from demand for sports content including the return of you e f. A champions league at all if yes flew to tv has reached thirty point one million active users in us from the twenty eight point. Four million active actives In third quarter up thirty percent. Year globally polo. Tv saw forty three million active monthly active users up from three six million. That's quarterb not. I'm not surprised by that at all. my aunt and uncle us pluto and their seventies and they use blue Because there's so much good content on there and it's a little bit like appointment television but not really and there's stuff that you might be surprised by. That's not cbs viacom with i was shocked to find out. There is a hell's kitchen channel. That's fox. I had to go figure out who owned the company other has when i saw that i was like oh hell's kitchen's on here does knocks on pluto. Now know no no. They don't because that would have been discussed in the disney by out for sure and it was never dishonest. Because i i was watching. I don't have downloaded. I usually not downloadable occasionally down once. I have sold on my phone and i look out from time to time. They got a lot of good stuff on there. They have a lot of good documentaries about nature. And i'm sticking the house kitchen. I got back when you recommend in. Tv he time yup. You're on point with that best thing ever. It is and i'm still like an. It's it's very timely. And so that's one of my go-to apps. My ewing pleasure. So there's there's another company that was on our cs coverage know minnow. Yeah last out there and you know minot does real well but he's very focus on the streaming services which is great but and you know and i think it works better than tv time for the streaming shows but But yeah team times everything in one place movies too. I don't know if you've started exploring the movies yet i did. It's a lot to add. In because i was trying mantra couldn't but the ability to to to say oh. I saw an ad for this. I i want to see this movie and when it comes to theaters it will let you know anyway so with the keeping vicompte. Cbs is explaining that keeping cbs access. Include tv under one roof has in keeping with the company strategy. They're saying also quote accelerate direct to consumers tragedy the integrated structure which beckham media. Who wants ensure a more holistic approach across both More closely line companies to me schmidt globally enhanced by com. Cbs ability leverage. The cross hells franchise content shrink vicompte. Cbs the sees the global opportunity trimming. And it's going to be really Is the say when pampa paramount plus launches this coming This coming wednesday forthright. I think it's maybe something like that. Yeah so it should be interesting to say in next quarter it should get into the numbers again is something tells me that. Third numbers monthly subs are going to increase war. Because i saw the assault the the press release and also go Press conference and they're they're put. They're all in with original series and with bringing on nickelodeon nickelodeon like an from one. Cbs news god. There's so much out there. But it's like they're really all in with With compliment content. And it's going to find out it's good to see like the you know again next quick nor court next quarter is gonna bring and if you have considered just. This isn't our topic but if you've considered getting Paramount plus if you sign up for cbs all access right now pay for a year and use the promo code paramount plus the word plus not the sign. You'll get it for fifty percent and it'll it'll transferred to paramount plus and the fourth is the date. Okay you're okay. I thought okay quote. Get no actually i have. I have to access now. So gonna roll over. It's just going to become paramount plus for you because when i When i got an amazon prime and you know show at for puckett super prime so this was like Echoes like about six months ago. Or so that i saw they had. I'm acas on amazon prime goal as all the shows. And i'm like you know that's that's my ongoing Ongoing shipping services. Have so much. But i got. I got a pitch this week for a for a streaming service that has. That's like focused on documentaries. I might take them up on their review offer anyway. Well speaking of documentary about africa here all right so in other other news this week. This oddball news. I'm this week which talk. Put up a top put in. Why did i didn't but he put it in Roy odd okay. So this this is weird okay. So schumer called wang gaming from taiwan has made waves with streaming with her stream of her sleeping rough sleeping. Zo joke managed her to net her three thousand dollars in donations She's a former member of malaysian pop. Group this'll where dame a moi moi if i'm mispronouncing this name i really apologize. Backtrack okay good okay. Because i don't think and is now. Based in taiwan turnover strain wrap round pm however incentive of instead of her usual stream. You're astound instead. She was getting ready for bed where she put on the mask and took a five hour nap until ten pm. Now this seem odd to people myself but apparently the stream managed to attract thousands of viewers would it peaking at eleven thousand two hundred viewers during the time she was sleeping It was either that entertaining or interesting enough where she managed to get without dollar donations in advertising revenue. Justice does to be aware Right now do anything at all. And i read actually help their gets the position of top Tight one for those five hours. Yeah so i. I know for a lot of people that sound strange and it is strange much. It's not uncommon sleeping streams particularly of b. and c. level celebrities Particularly in asia are not uncommon. They're sleeping streams are not uncommon. Here really yeah. wow being. i'm up in things in the world. But i had no idea that. Oh my goodness so. It seems like human nature has a bit of voyeurism in it and this is a safe outlet for that so order at least it's better than looking in somebody's window. I suppose quite there. There's also i think right now. There's also a bit of social isolation and wanting to feel like your with somebody during a normal boring part of their day and sleep is one of those things it's it's a little intimate and and it's a little pedestrian all at once and so i think that combination makes it feel safe for a lot of people and it makes them feel like they're connected to a. b. or c. level celebrity. Okay and yes. It's totally weird. I am not trying to negate that. All is super weird and it makes me so uncomfortable. What that does not change the fact that it is not uncommon. Guys can't see me video. But i'm having my hand raised because i'm like i'm like percentage i just i when i i was like a just like it's as creepy as hell an to like. I didn't want to go down that rabbit hole because that's just and got and got ad revenue on top of that. He got eleven thousand people watching the ads are gonna be valuable good point with eyeballs. Okay okay enough. Yeah exactly especially because there's nothing else happening right. That's the that's that's i. Imagine the us at like mattress commercials. Yeah that would make sense. Nice cali yeah for sure vic right calm the platform okay so to throw this out. Here's the story from ten days ago influence or earned sixteen k. on twitch by streaming himself sleeping holy. Yeah so it's it's not uncommon. It's not common either. It's that kind of gray area of it happens more frequently than anybody with head on their shoulders would expect right right. I i mean i know i just. I never known that was like things like that. I mean again. I'm very because you've gotta get a full head on her shoulders right right. I notice things odd things that doing videos and i get that but this i'm like my saw that an egg seeing that there's a i guess. A niche would be three thousand dollars in that current health net exchange. How that that is. But unlike i dislike. Wow and i know i know. There's no way in hell that. I would even remotely think about putting a camera on again before i should be very self conscious a look. I just under some conscious his. I cannot imagine being on camera for five hours sleeping or pretty much. I understand for no honest to god for no the reason the fact that you're not in control of your faculties and that's what you want to go i am i'm scrolling on youtube right now. Avoid and there are a here. Here's a video. Titled the worst sleep stream ever. Here's a verified account with video titled and this is from two years ago idol. How i made fifty seven hundred dollars sleeping for five hours how to sleep livestream. So never live. There's a lot of them. Never livestream yourself sleeping. Here's why there's a lot of videos with names like that. And the first one. I saw had a little disclaimer. That said it was loud. Like yeah i know what happened in that stream. The the guy asian andy was the one from ten days ago. He's got a video. How i made sixteen k while sleeping for seven hours donated. Five hundred bucks anyway. So you know i. It's definitely weird but it's not common. Okay all right well. I always say we always say you know. Always learn something new and and and i just want to write. Oem jane okay and finally this week. It's a trooper and speaking of fries. And now i know it was a bad pun. Anyway now we all know about mr potato head and now they're getting a new more inclusive and more inclusive identity with packaging on twitter company. Hasbro is dropping the mr heart of data head and it's changing to set on boxes. This year This is according from a yesterday. While the the brand name will be slightly different the mistrial head and this head countered remain. Hasbro tweeted on twitter. Tweeted yesterday quote. I yam. this is no joke. They actually tweeted this. I game proud to confirm that mr That mr and ms potato head aren't going anywhere and remained mr Mr mr tate ahead at ap's saying that hasbro decided the described. The move is a quote. Modern makeover official aspro has row social media channels shared article about rebuilding effort but didn't really respect didn't really respond to requests for comment. Yeah they're so so. At first they made that the the initial announcement was poor and ju- just real quick. The tweet has more text to it than what you read. And it's not the only done in it starts with hold that tot right. Let me let me give you the whole tweet. it's getting. i was excused. I was the other part of the puttin right. Hold that tot your main spy. Mr potato head isn't going anywhere wild house today. That the potato head brand name and logo dropping the mr This was created yesterday afternoon at three three seven. Pm eastern time I am proud to confirm that. Mr and ms beta head aren't going anywhere will remain mr and mrs ahead. Yeah there was so the original There was a lot of backlash from the original post. And it's likely that this tweet was damaged control because of its But like it. It's possible that they were changing the idea of what they were announcing because there was such negative backlash i four shows that i listen to or watch on a daily basis. All covered this Yup it was all over. So that wasn't great So this might be damaged control or it might have been the original plan. And they were just incapable of expressing themselves originally either way It's weird again right again. This is the this. Is the weird episode. Did all right. And lastly can get my recovery and leslie who remembers frogger. Well they're turning it into a game show it's going to be on. Nbc's peacock the contested. The contestants have to go through this coming from the owen. Form quote physically demanding a obstacle courses and we asked you quote dodge treacherous. Traffic leap overstepping gators in hop over. Hungry hippos conquered a course The show promises longer episodes normal on expecting from a game shows according to an e pro. Promo email it'll be an hour long curly thirteen headed order. The show will how is how is that longer than regular game show game shows usually half hour the wall. The new show with gordon ramsay. I think that's on the bbc Millionaire ellen's show. All of the game shows i can. I mean Prices right. aw. All of the game shows i can name that are on actual. Television are hour long shows right. apparently this is They're saying that Again this is probably emailed her saying that loya so The show will feature american tested sipping film in australia against. It's coming from the weird warm bright. The show also promises to pay the winner. Quoting from the form quilt. A huge cash prize doesn't give much actually bay and went onto the going onto the form. there was a lot. Fill out obviously and wind. Which struck me as one of the One of the questions is what memories or experiences. Do you have playing frogger. tell us what. Tell us what you love about. The eighties says you don't have to have lived nineteen eighties but perhaps or something like oh that error music style. Learning style hearing story with parents. They're asking any skills asking. Can you swim. So it's asking. This shows getting more interesting and i also asking. Can you come to us. Three to five potentially nonconsecutive overnight weeks between dates of may twenty third potential ten june twenty six twenty one they are covering your airfare hotel. No show you so convicted of a felony felony ever had shredding win against you. You had a warrant against you. You are not currently nordine. Currently intend to be a candidate for public office right. I understand that that's a that's the reason why Trump shut down the celebrity apprentice. Because you can't have a dedicated You can't have a dedicated podium while running for or holding office right road rod blagojevich was on it and he didn't do very well And he's going well to this day. I didn't do well in life. So so if you want to check this out if you want to happen to be to be tested there's lincoln and the show notes that In checkout again again. I had to put the end because i was trying gonna put the the sleeping shoot sleeping streamer out but you know what it's been it's been a unique say the least almost shore forty one south so i figure why not up with them all in the company that that's producing this is pretty well known they're responsible for the voice australia For the animal planet show crikey. It's the irwin's Holy-moly abc name that tune on fox. So they've they've got a they've got a history of of weird game shows so bright successful. Where'd gameshows so right. I'm excited about it now. I now especially socially when you swim there you go. That's a as soon as that question was asked. I'm like all right. This is a weird show. Look keep lookout for. But like i said if anyone wants to Give it a whirl and If it if you know what they have to keep an eye on it too But they have if. I see them in the bronx suits and with with flippers. If i don't i'm gonna be sad now right. I had not considered that right and to a to get back to our. This might be a different show. This show might already exist. I've never heard of it. I've ever i mean i did. Maybe not maybe not here. Okay probably elsewhere because they're no says cbs. There's got to be different. Because i got a series with thirteen episodes on on tv time called frogger from cbs unfollowing. Because that's not what i thought it was. Okay i just wanted to. I was going to follow it and get a notification when it goes live. But i'm definitely going to keep an eye on too. So i said i'm i'm looking forward to the foxy because that's going to be and combining that with swimming that's gonna be that's gonna be deputy added bonus. It's the dumbest thing i've ever heard. And i cannot wait because i bet i if this isn't something similar to a total wipeout on these. I'll be surprised. Yup it definitely sounds like like wipe out which by the way is back with With nicole buyer as the host which nobody knows how to make fun of people doing stupid things better than nicole buyer. Definitely gonna keep an eye out for that as well. Because i had. I missed a this that show too so with that. That is the tech news. Release week for friday over twenty six twenty twenty one. Thank you so much for tuning in this episode. It's from this. Episode can be found at sea weekly dot com also. Be sure to check out that last tech news and commentary from Central dot com. Also be sure to tune in and be sure to in. Monday's and thursday evenings at geek news. Central dot com slash. 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Trick 'r Chainsaw

Neue Encounter

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Trick 'r Chainsaw

"This is new encounter a podcast hosted by Nick and Marissa to film-loving T brings join US Weekly as we review and discuss the films from our never-ending watchlist off. Hi. Are you recording? Yes. Why didn't you say hi to cuz it was you supposed to be starting it off, but I said hi and you didn't even say anything you gave me like half a second to say something. He didn't say hi if you listen, what's up gang? If you listen, he did not say hi. Hello. There you go. Sit High. You want me to beat you up? I'll kill you. It's spooky season episode too spooky season episode 15 of Cold podcast, very slow. Really very slow. Like we're we're slacking on movies. There's only like we're doing better than last month for weeks of spooky season. Yeah. Moe's already getting crazy. I I think we should just eat them. Spooky season episode 2 or episode 3 where we eat mu well just record it on her new iPhone 12 row with the camera Dolby Vision. You want to start this episode off with techniques? Cuz I can do that. I can do that that I can do that today was iPhone day today was iPhone 6 that gives you a look into how how late we record before we upload the episodes. Don't worry less. We will be buying the new ones. No, don't talk to us about it. Don't ask don't judge. Don't don't worry about it. And if you're still one of those people that makes the stupid jokes about iPhones. If I see one more joke about how next year apples going to make us build our own iPhones for $5,000. I'm going to implode. Implode I'm I'm like two more of those jokes away from going on a rant. So just every comment. I see like that on Twitter waiting for you to just quote retweet it like something and just like how you always do that a couple of times last year with Samsung. Yeah, or like I think what the iPhone is cuz I didn't work at Apple anymore so I could just do whatever I wanted. I know every I was afraid to like to eat anything about Apple when I worked for Apple. But now I'm a free man. Like when I tweeted to Best Buy and then they sent my tweet to my manager on my store crazy. Which one was it that you're going to quit or something know that song? Why do I work for them? If they're not even to have a stable website for me to make a pre-order for the switch, but I said a lot of bad words did and then they sent the back seat to my manager and said hey you might want to check in on this employee. You didn't you didn't do like the actress or anything. No, I just said straight up said Best Buy, I didn't ask them. There's no reason for them to come from maybe searching through their indirect. That's really weird to do and how do they find? I was telling Matt this I was like, how do they fight because my name my name is not on my system through like it's not it's not me. They must have been some crazy digging. I don't know to put that much work into just a random associate exactly. Why did they care they were mad cuz I wanted Animal Crossing switch and they couldn't provide that and now they have a billion that they keep restocking and people keep buying. But now they're going to hear this episode. They're going to use a robot to filter through audio and podcast and they're going to find out again, but I'm talking shit about them today was iPhone Dave so for new iPhones - 12 Min e f m 12 - 12 Proto Proto Max exciting new stuff. I'm sorry sniffle sniffle. I just I can't breathe out of my nose. I think I need to get a doctor. I'm so sorry Blaze going to hate us. I am very sorry is edited the audio for our last episode and he was just don't make a mouse noise. He was Blazing or he plays he was Blazing us. He's roasting and blazing us that guy plays but he was sending me Snapchats. I mean videos and all this stuff like me sniffling during the audio clip of how many repairs like if the audio Peaks like our voices Peak like past the threshold how many of those I think I guess those are called clicks wage. It's said he'll send me a video of of like the the software doing like the processing for it and it's just a kind of like a I guess where it goes through and gets all the Peaks and tries to bring them down wage assembly them and it was like and he was like, this is the most I've ever had on any project and I was like, okay I get it bro. You don't have to blaze us like this Blazer. That's his new thing. Your own new catchphrase thing is now just Blaze Blaze. I'm sure someone has said it's on before but yeah ours has more meaning he did it. He did the audio. Yes, listening last week's episode and it sounded better. Yeah. Thanks Blaze, but also, I don't think we're at the point yet that we can add her. That we can have like noise Gates and we can cut out like all of the the background noise like he was cutting out the planes flying overhead and like other just room noises and it just ended up being kind of choppy sometimes and that's because we don't have like an ideal recording environment. Like we're not in a studio, you know. Yeah, so it ends up sounding choppy when all those things get cut out so long it's going to knock on Blaze. It's not as well Blaze that he's just he's not his fault. I still I still told it like I appreciate him. I just don't want to send them anymore cuz I'm not paying him. I don't have the money for that. But I appreciate him. Xoxo xoxo what else to encounter? We think it's to talk about movies, then we didn't get to talk about movie news off last week. We had some movie news and we forgot to talk about it. So I'll just let Nick about it. Doing got delayed a whole year. Sorry. 10 months almost a whole year almost a whole year. I guess they're doing a bunch of cuz it was Warner Brothers. They were doing a bunch of like shuffling. So doing got delayed to October twenty Twenty-One and that was there for a little bit and then everyone was like wait Warner Brothers also has the Batman coming out October 2001 twenty one. So everyone was like, okay well expected that month delay then and then just do that shitt by a couple of months. They said wait and hold another year or so for the Batman question mark Upside Down symbol beep bop. Boop. I think the payment already did get delayed in it. I thought so I think so, but so got delayed to March 21 or 22 2022 Waiting so long for this goddamn movie and everyone was also upset pension. Covid-19. Oh, I was thinking of like pedophiles grooming children. I was thinking of the groom. No wedding. No. Okay. Well so that got delayed delayed. Soon that animals almost every care about that was doing was my other music being doing was my other most anticipated movie of the year. I think it was my most anticipated movie there. I think there was any other movie and it I guess but tenant doesn't even feel real anymore. I was telling and helica cuz she loves stranger things and I asked her if she watched the movie that The Boy From Oz strange things the brother was in you know, we were going to go see it was like, oh did you say it was again? I was like, oh no cuz it's at the movie theaters and she was like, oh haven't you gotten movies like a billion times was like no. We only went to go see Jeff in it. No other movie is worth it. Yeah. Sorry, sorry movie theaters. But also there's just this big Paradox. I was mentioning. Yes kind of the movies in the movie theaters cuz all these Studios and stuff are like, oh wage to support our small theaters and we want to keep movie theaters open, but we're not going to release any of these movies right now. We're just going to keep pushing them back some of these movie theatres suffer and there's movie theaters can't do anything is closing all of them. Yeah, all them are closing cuz they have no movies that show so people aren't going to come back. I think people aren't going to come back regardless, but they're definitely not coming back if they're like, we would probably still go to movies have all these movies are being released cuz like I said the Alamodome middle safe, they made it safe. Yeah, their their guidelines and everything. We're all safe. I felt fine going to movies there. So if all these movies were being released, I would still go to the theaters and see these movies, but there's no me to see so we haven't gone to the movies George Tenet exactly. So it's just screwing the the movie theaters over we're never going to have movie theaters again, just literally never all of the things that were not going to have any more because of covid-19. Proposals and then we were talking. Okay, none of this has to do with movies, but we were talking it has to do with the pandemic about how little kids. Like since they have to wear masks and stuff, like that's what they're going to remember their childhood. Like, oh whoa that time way to wear masks. Yeah, like and I'm pretty sure they're all going to have like germ complex thoughts are there. There's a lot of them not going to want to touch anything or in public spaces. Yeah. Most of them don't even understand it. They're just like their parents are just like here you have to wear menaces. Yeah, some of them. Yeah. Probably don't didn't tell them like, oh, yeah. There's a you can get sick cuz yeah, you can that you don't want to scare them but just be like, hey, no, just just wait a mask. You'll understand the little you make the kids wear their master that O-ring Mall. They're holding. We're at the moment, but we were at the mall and yeah, like people are just out and about Like kids not wearing masks and I'm going to get quite a few like why old guys but I mean like like those kids the mom like who had a mask and her like thirteen year old son, but the teenage daughters who were maybe like 7 and 5. I don't know both not wearing masks and I was like, ah, so you hate women and like the Disney Store at the mall. They had a a walk out the front that was like forcing people. It's it was like, please keep your mask above your nose and under your chin. She had mastered give out with people that it's like trying to say. Oh, I don't have a mess and there's like this dad and his two kids that none of them were raised us, but then he tried pulling them out of his pocket, but then I think the guy was like, it's not worth it. I don't want to wear masks and it just to go into the Disney Store so he didn't go Crazy, what else movie news O Sole? Oh, yeah. Okay controversial. Yeah, not really, you know a little bit more about it cuz you were talking about it too long. I don't think I know the exact amount, you know. Oh anyways, so Soul the new cartoon movie feels very inside Audi. Yeah, like the same Vibe. Yeah. So I was I was interesting I was interested in it same but he turns into a little what did he turn into a soul? He's like a blob he turns into like a little blob. Yeah, cuz he quote unquote guys, but he's not really dead. He's like in a coma but he dies. Yeah, and he took it's just like a cute little Disney movies probably going to be really fucking sad but it's it's the 1st not the 1st, but like the first movie Disney made with like a black leading character. So the first know cuz like Princess and the Frog and like stuff like that, but I said the 1st disney-pixar, maybe it just it's just very rare to have a main black Carriage as a fucking main character protagonist, whatever. Yeah, and so everyone is super pumped cuz they were like, yeah, but they're also upset because they turn them into yeah, they're also upset because I took turns into a blob so he's not even himself for this entire movie like portion of the movie. He's literally a blob the entire time maybe in from the maybe he's just him at the beginning and the at the end game. Assume so yeah, they were they're comparing it to like the Princess and the Frog where she turns into a frog. Yeah, like apparently black people can't just be themselves. They have to turn into a fucking creature or something else to be exist. Was it the was it Tom Holland and Will Smith was his spies in Disguise as what it's called Richardson to a pigeon. Yeah. Yeah, so Will Smith in that movie turns into a pigeon so long. So yeah, they just turned closing theme that people have noticed that they're not trying to even hide it really either. Yeah, but people were excited and the whole like news around this thing is Disney pushed really hard for Mulan to be a theater released and then later they were like fuk it we gotta put it on Disney plus so we can at least make money and charge everybody for it and they announced that they were going to put soul on Disney Plus for free for free. No Premier access. They just they didn't even check like they didn't give a shit at all. They were like, yeah. No, we're not going to try to make sure. This movie comes out in theaters anymore. Like we're just going to put on Disney plus and you guys can watch it for free. And so Interesting. It's just interesting cuz the to adjust interests very Chinese movie and then a very black movie get pushed out to to streaming services or black widow also got delayed. That's what we we didn't mention. Oh, yeah, they delayed Black Widow. So yeah, Black Widow they want they they want it to be a theater release but they said no soul can just come out on Facebook or whatever and which I guess the free part makes sense because Mulan did flop like heavy because they were charging $30 for Premier access. But yeah, it's just very interesting the to like diverse movies get pushed out to streaming services. They don't really want they don't really try that hard to get them in theaters. Like they are trying with other other other moved no offense to milanda that bitch fucking suck. Yeah. It sucks. Would you would know if you listen to our episode of Milan with a puke Emoji? It doesn't show up on stupid. Apple podcasts the country. It's okay. There's any comedy though, but I guess also they wants all to be like an Oscar Contender. So they just wanted to get it out before the Oscars. Yeah. Oh, it's also someone I saw someone talking about how they should just cancel the Oscars like because all the movies keep it's colder here like delaying everything. Yeah, it's October. I'm looking at my top films of 2016. We also didn't watch all of the twenty-twenty releases cuz there have been a lot of smaller films that have released this year that we just had Cuz we don't really watch very many small films. Yeah, which but yeah, someone was talking about how they should just cancel the Oscars cuz it's going to be a flop there's no films, but then someone was like replying to that and they were like no cuz then this month only give a chance for other films that aren't huge Blockbusters that everyone goes out to see finally get a chance to shine and I was like, you're right. I still haven't seen any of the fucking movie that came out this year, but I believe you and you're right I should watch them and I should watch more small art, but I'm just looking at the the top films that 2020 that I have like rent and I'm just like 1,000 Buck is this year? I think how many 15 maybe less that we have an R23. We have 30. I swear there was less. I'm you're talking about how wage see smaller movies but we've watched a lot of small movies this year because I forced you to cuz I see. Oh look Sydney Sweeney's in this is Sabrina Carpenter's in this posted nice when he's getting groomed in this one. Okay, I guess that's movie news movie movie news. We should make a cute song welding. Yeah, cuz everything he news Well, mr. Sunday movies life. They do like a little trivia segment and he's always like trivia or something stupid and that was getting annoyed. So I would do something like that and then bitches be like not the movie news again. We're a copy them movie news know I like mine better cuz it sounded like breaking news like thing. Whereas like God. Okay recorded then get a soundboard. Please subscribe to our Patriot so I can get a soundboard. I also wanted to sound board for our spooky episode so I could get like ghosts and stuff. We can just make the noise in the background just record it and then just pop it over on top of the audio when you edit. Okay. So spooky movies. We've also figured out Midway through this week. I was like, hey, why don't we just watch like a modern horror movie and then a classic horror movie and we talk about both of them cuz that's what we did on our first episode. If you haven't listed our first episode corset accept offers to I mean, they weren't the same but they were the same these were the two that we watched this week. They're different. Yeah, they're different. So I mean, that's basically what it is, cuz the first two that we booked for last week those were very similar because it was like Cabin in the Woods type of stuff that these two aren't similar. I guess they're both slashers, I guess. Yeah, so people get bloody and die, but we're not going to aim for them to be just like similar like that and compare them. It's just going to be one modern one classic if we can find a comparison, that'll be sweet home. I don't think there's comparisons in this one though not give any but I mean, I guess that the both killers are cute true which we can dive into a second. Yeah. So the first one we watched was suggested by Nadine heavy Gloom. Go on Instagram heavy Gloom. Code on Instagram page. She also has a trick or treat enamel pin to go along with your trick-or-treat viewing for your trick-or-treat Halloween Ming. Yeah, that's what the movie's called Georgia. Yes. It's trick-or-treat came out in 2007. I think mm. And seven. Wow, look at your tiny brain. You mean working hard. Yeah, Nadine loves that movie. So she was one of the ones that suggested watched that movie with Grayson suggested that how haunted house of blind manner or something that everyone's watching. That's a t show does it rip? Sorry Grayson. We also don't watch scary stuff. We don't want scary TV shows. I would never watch a scary TV show that I just wouldn't be able to handle it. I know you can barely handle these movies in these movies aren't even scary. We can't watch them at night time. I have a nightmare that cuz neither of these movies were like a little spooky scary, but it's so tricky was our modern horror and then classic or was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? That's the official I didn't even know how to learn the beginning the hospital is he's an event UV it's an event. He's the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He is the Texas Chainsaw from June 74 you are you betting all that? Yes. You're right. Damn. I know you look fish it up before you start and you said not right. Now remember these things off the other day then? Yeah, but I just remembered it. Oh sugar tree every trick or treat it was about it felt very Valentine's Day. Yeah, which I swear have we talked about this before yesterday? Cuz we're talking about the double the time how everyone's stories connected. Goddamn. Everybody just be doing this shit. So yeah, like we said previously if you listen to the last week's episode Valentine's Day long, whatever other fucking movies that they do where everybody's stories Interlink this movie was just like that but spooky spooky. So it was for different stores all on Halloween linking up to have someone intermingle or be in like the same area at the same time type of shit. Yeah. Which was interesting. So I guess a couple of them did impact each others like storylines, but for the most part it was just they were all kind of separate and kind of just they drove across across pads. Basically we go. That's a good word cross path. Yeah, everyone just having their their own little Halloween nights of horror big or crazy. It was a good time. Yeah. Well, I was watching it and I was expecting more spooky. Yeah. It really wasn't a spooky at all. It just felt like a it's just a Halloween Vibe movie. Yeah. Well, it's a good Halloween movie. You can't say anything bad about this movie Canadian loves it. No, I don't think it was a bad movie. I liked it. I just don't think sorry he hates. I just don't think it was spooky. Like I wasn't spooked I wasn't smoking. I just took the Vibes that it creates. I did enjoy The Vibes cuz I was like, well, what's going to happen? I know he's there. Yeah. I know this Pookie baby and like, okay, so I guess let me talk about the serial killer preferable first continue sucks. He's the worst killer ever. He he said always check your candy say he kills the fat kid first. He poisons his candy, whatever when the kids throwing up. That was the that was the nastiest part of this entire movie. I can handle like Gore and shit and other stuff but hearing that kid throw up and just seeing him throw up just straight liquid. I was like, oh my God, I'm waiting for our food to get delivered to and I was like, no I felt like I needed to throw up and it was for so long. It was like 5 minutes if I like five minutes of them just straight throwing up. It will often but yeah, so the principal poisons and then chopped his head off and kills them and his son is in on it the worst killer hears. He gets the kids throw up all blood all over his porch. Has it all over his shirt. And he's bearing these dead bodies in his his own backyard. Yeah, he was he just doing it this night or has he like he's obviously been doing it for a while. Yeah, there was another body in the yeah, and this kid is in on it. The kid was so annoyed his mom. The mom was dead. Maybe he killed her. Oh, you're right probably did maybe serial killers, you know, they can never stop and they hit their wives. They always do that was the cuz men hate women. Actually. I don't know that much about 10 bunny. We've never watched any of his stuff. We know nothing about I don't know anything about serial killers cuz I don't like them like everybody else but it's not the Zodiac Killer cuz I watch the Zodiac never seen that I watched on the planes Portland OR wasn't does not movie of Jake Gyllenhaal. Yeah, Robert Downey Junior and Mark Ross Mark Russell. Yes, you're not put it on for me cuz you don't like Jake Gyllenhaal by love Mark Ruffalo. But Jake Gyllenhaal's the main character. Does he kill Mark Ruffalo? No, he's not this particular. Who's the Zodiac Killer Mark Ruffalo? No. Y'all seen zodiac let me know. It's Is It Anyways you're getting okay, whatever say worst serial killer is burying them in the backyard is killing people in the middle of parties and the street. I don't even understand how he killed that girl is the plastic teeth. It doesn't make sense. That does damage. Okay, and even look like the cheap like plastic, you know where it has like the words like the claw kind of thing where it's fouling know. Yeah, but it just it was like actual like shaped his teeth like a grill. It was like a grill. It just doesn't make sense. So if I will go buy some plastic it might have been even harder advice about something. I'll go buy some and I'll show you if you're going to kill me. Yeah. Anyway bites the girl in the neck cuz he's a little vampire who his costume was so ugly. I thought he was like, I remember like a night. I thought he was like a weird wrestler or you know what he look like. He look like a like a like a blacksmith. Yeah. Yeah or like a wrestler. Yeah. You're right. He looked like he belonged in the Tower of Terror Goosebumps movie. Yeah. We should watch that. So yeah, he's the worst serial killer ever. He gets caught bearing the the dead bodies in the backyard Yeah by his neighbor who also get Center LinkedIn page this story later on. Yeah. He also has his little story. I think the the couple that's at the very beginning is probably you know, they don't matter they really don't but they're like everywhere like everyone they and they're also like the very first one to be shown like breaking the rules. Yeah, you can't let the jack o'lantern go out, but also I was like, oh shit, there's all these rules. I just been living my life. These bitches could be coming from me. I didn't know about the Jackal anything. I was like, oh no, I'm going to die. I've never let a candle stay lit all night. That's scary. You could catch up on its own or what maybe I don't know. What if it catches on fire. Yeah, what if someone knocks my pumpkin down like that fat kid, so to get that was his comeuppance fucking knocking down there once pumpkins for no reason stealing candy. I think my favorite part was off the werewolf girls. Yeah, I was gonna talk about the next that was cool. Sad no idea what was happening. I was so I was like damn she's a virgin that his bullying her this whole time and her sisters really wants her to suck. Yeah, and I was wrong which I guess it made sense of beginning cuz when they're all getting dressed they were like or she was in the Little Red Riding Hood outfit and she was like do I really have to wear this or whatever and she's like, yeah, it's tradition or whatever. So I guess it's like cuz their ritual had a tradition. I have thought it meant dressing like a slut. No, cuz she was she was like my boobs are out and stuff like that. Like she was complaining about like she was like, oh, my boobs are out blah blah blah. I guess they were like, oh, he looks so good. We're sweaty are there was life force it aware that Little Red Riding Hood outfit cuz they're werewolves. Maybe not she has to wear that one like her first night her first time. But yeah when she just needed him home, he really bites her. I was like God damn. I don't know that was this is I think we were vampires at first like when they was first happening. They're weird little face. It's easy and their faces. I was like, oh they're just vampires. Watch Van Helsing. It's not I don't think it's scary. But I am either I saw it when I was little and vampires were cool. So yeah, they had the teeth and they they're weird faces, but then they just weird skin off and it's just hair and I was like, oh, how do they put the skin back on? How do they go back to normal? No, I just wanted to film some weird shit cuz yeah, I feel like they should have just been vampire. Also wanted to show women getting undressed. Yeah, cuz there was some boobs ya burnt over here off. No reason at all. Them being vampires would have been I guess better because he was pretending to be a vampire killing people and so they would have been like, oh, you're fighting me a real vampire. That was cool the other kids with their story there little pranks that they pull in the girl. I liked that but I didn't like the fucking fuck them kids off. Alexa stop thanks. Okay. So the kids hooked them kids. They're trying to pull a prank. I don't they go through so much work just to do a stupid prank on her. I I don't think. In other costumes to be like getting all the jack-o'-lanterns from the fucking swamp. Yeah going down all the way down into the The Rock I would never I'm I'm Curious George a bitch. I'm going to be wandering down there. None of you were recording anyway, so no one she could just deny it ever happened. Yeah, I never hung out with them. Why would I hang out with the cool kids weirdos just weird Behavior wage around from them. But wherever in your weird brain the weird stupid little girl that was so jealous of the Schrader kid giving the other girl attention off. She was born it's not so I was like she was annoying bitch. They really had the the kid with his intestines out as a little they said he's dead. But yeah, I didn't. I didn't understand like like who the bus driver just decided Lisk like parents paid them off. They hated their kids eat them into the anger where they hated their kids so much is just visiting personal. Yeah, especially like kids like that. I don't know why they were all dressed up for Halloween. Was it Halloween Halloween Iya, Oh, I thought they just always look like that cuz it was like, yeah, they rode the bus and they all moved to town on the other side and she just talking forever. I thought they were going to show like, oh that's sort of went on for way too long. That's probably something I guess the cuz it made sense cuz the bus driver ended up being the old man. Yeah, I have a neighbor of the principal whatever is just a grumpy old man, and it was so cute long as he didn't kill him cuz he gave him candy. Yeah, so the main kid that's like the face of this movie. He's the killer. He's the he's the killer Spirit whatever the pumpkin he's ugly as so he took everyone everyone listen to right now. Go to heaven boom.com right now. Go look at the is it a pin? It's a pen and there's also a sticker If you don't wear pins, yeah, it's a trick or treat pin. What's it called on her side? There should just call back between now it's like Sam Sam Hein the little thing like the girl is talking about. Oh say m i n. Yeah. I don't know how to say it. But Samhain Samhain h m a i n. Yeah. Yes. I mean, yeah, it was when the Rhonda girl was talking about like, oh, yeah, it's not Halloween. It's it's called Samhain ER. Oh and she's talking about your right. Yeah, like the history of or whatever. Yeah, and so I wrote listener and I go to have you come. Come right now find that pin. So you can imagine what I'm talking about with the sack of written by it says got the sack over dead. He's wearing a onesie. Oh, well, the pin the pin is his little knife is Allah. Oh, yeah, and the sticker is stickers him. Okay. So the sticker he is the sack over his head. He's got the ones eat and then the pin is just as Little Debbie candy lollipop. It's a lollipop put you doesn't even get into like the end of the movie. Yeah. Those are coming is the end true God. Yes, cuz he when he's leaving that's what a man's house. That's what killed the girl yet. So it's a pumpkin lollipop and it takes a bite out of it and it's just super sharp. And that's what he uses to kill the girl. That that's probably the spookiest fire cuz he's just he's so scary with him. He's just a scary pumpkin man. I wasn't expecting him to look like that. He's just a little monster. I was like broke like I have nightmares specifically just from him taking off his little mask. Yeah, he was ugly and I'm happy they made him cute. You mean like they made him cute throughout the movie cuz I could not watch him being a spooky person. It would honestly made the movie spooky. So he's like torturing the old man wage. Yeah, he's he's just doing the most no reason no one else. He tortures like that. He's torturing the fuck out of the old man climbing on the ceiling and he's plugging just doing a weird shit. What else does he do? I don't know Pisces is here though. You're going to hear that strongly down in front of me remind me that it's almost time for dinner. Oh, he does something off glass. Yeah, the guidelines on his on broken glass and then his hands are all cut up. So he can't open the front door and he can't use his little gun and he's like, oh when he calls when he calls the cops to disconnect the phone, Yeah a little broken hand. There's cut off hand. Yeah, cuz he shoots him and like pew pew and his little pumpkin guts fly everywhere. Yeah, and his hand is just like I know they're just doing the most he tackles him at that window when he's like wrecking the neighbor for help. Yeah. He just he's he's doing a lot so I don't think so. I don't understand when he tries to stab him with the candy and then the other candy blocks it. Yeah, where does that other candy come from home? It was when he It was it made sense when it was happening cuz he pulled the it was the candy the guy 8 when he was sitting on the couch. So he just left it on the little table standing and he saw he was trying to grab it and it just plops on him grabs. Like the the table little tray thing. Oh, okay. So it just lands on him and so he's getting ready to stab him, but it's on his tummy. He just stabbed the candy steps the candy wage which is him giving him a piece of candy and he goes, oh, you're not breaking tradition. Thanks. You're just takes off with the candy literally just so happy. He's like umm candy like when it turns around because he's wearing the one that has the little but flip just run a bit but like the open it's more pumpkin like the way the pumpkin lines like are like just to be like a little dog and then yeah and then in the cuz the old man is the bus driver that killed the eight kids in the in the rock quarry, so he gets his comeuppance all the eight kids come by and they track Shoot with him and then he fucking dies. I like the credits to they were like comic book like that. That's cool. I think overall like I said, there's a cute movie good Halloween movie. I can understand why people like it, you know, Katrina, too. But Katrina from YouTube. Yeah, you know how she felt. Yeah. This is her favorite movie when I looked at her review too. She was like, oh, I know this is like a Halloween movie, but I watch it every day and she just bought like a I hope she buy something from Nadine cuz she retweeted it and was like, wow, this is so cute. She better but I don't think she has but she posted a bunch of stuff. She bought like a t-shirt and a stupid little lollipop thing. I'm showing a lot of stuff. It's your favorite movie should buy stuff. Okay, so I guess that's it for trick-or-treat next movie. I gave it. Hold on. Oh, yeah. Yes, sir. You give it four stars. I get before I give it three and half Nikita 3 and 1/2. I gave it a bath so I liked it. I think I would watch it again. I would too. It's a good Halloween movie. Like I said, like it's good like we would just recommend other people that haven't seen her like he like he was a good movie watch during Halloween papa. Took a t yeah, he said not spooky are they say there's a sequel I guess they're working on a sequel. Yeah, 2022 the same director as attached to it. I guess I'm Michael. Yeah, he's ordered. He directs Godzilla. Yes, the one with Millie Bobby Brown. Yeah king of monsters the sequel dead. Yeah, I guess we're going to equal so we'll see how that goes. It's been it'll be fifteen years when it comes out. So Was he I wonder what they I guess I don't know I guess do the same thing just new characters. Yeah, cuz it won't be connected with holy night. Just new story. Yeah, I could it can be whatever literally don't fix it if it ain't broke. I think they give us a little bit of a little spookier. I would have liked a little bit more but that's not a knock on it. I still enjoyed my time. I just I promised I'd like watched an actual spooky. Yeah, we really haven't movie. They've all just kind of been cuz Kevin Vibe was a parody type thing like just Halloween Vibes. Yeah good people there was not scary at all cuz it was corny off and it was can't be next movie those Texas Chainsaw Massacre not scary at all that scary. I think at the time it was probably scary. Yeah, if I was a person to 74, I've been pretty spooked especially cuz I know all of those bitches were picking up hitchhikers doing weird shit being fucking weirdos and there was like cuz this I mean I'm a movie before this came out that was like an iconic horror movie besides not fraud to like that's that's an old old horror movie. But like this is really really we're we're really started with that same. Can't rope five friends go out from trip together and they stumble upon some horror. You know. I don't have any friends for me to have this happen to me, you know, yeah. So I don't really know how I would be in a scary movie cuz listen opsys is you got the synopsis right there. When Sally here's a long one. Her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized. She and her long hair paraplegic that I say radios fucking brother Franklin said out was their friends to investigate after a detour to their families old farmhouse Lee discover a group of crazed murderous outcasts lived next door as the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw wielding Leatherface who wears a mask of human skin. The survivors must do anything they can to Xscape. Which is funny because I didn't even know I forgot his name was Leatherface. How you forget that cuz I just kept calling him the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. So I don't even know what the story was. I think that's the weakest point of this movie. It's like oh even know that's was out there for there was no I mean it says it at the beginning when we were not paying attention when there's a Star Wars like but the news thing is going on too and they're like, oh Graves were robbed and yeah people's bodies were hung and it looks so ugly and scary. Yeah. So that's all week point though. If you have to do all your Exposition dumping right and just go only way I can get away with that which they didn't even get away with in the writer's block or whatever. So they do a big Exposition dumb Star Wars style in the beginning and then Thursday. It shows news. It shows news footage too though. Oh see that's one of my positives though is the cinematography and like just the camera work in general. That's like immediately right off the bat just the way it's shot and like when it's going to news reporting and stuff. It's doing the camera flashes. Like they're taking pictures of the crime scene and it's every flash shows like a skeleton body part, whatever and I was just like damn. Okay. The vibes. Okay. I was just impressed by that. Like I said, 1974 not a lot of things are impressive. No one has any friend of time. Everyone should try to figure stuff out or I think that's probably around that time when people are starting to break out of the mold of what usual Hollywood movies are I don't know. I didn't pay attention in film history cuz this is more around the time of like experimental stuff like even more cuz this is when what do they call it? Cuz it's like George Lucas Steven Spielberg Francis Ford Coppola all of them, you know, yeah tours. Yeah towards yes. That's what I'm talking about. That's when they were born dead know like they were starting to like yes born. That's when they were starting to make like their experimental movies and they weren't doing like the SARS was born in the 1970s. Yeah, okay. What other films did those other people make Godfather and Iraq today? Steven Spielberg was? Never watched it. I don't care about that guy. But yeah, all those all those directors and stuff. We're doing their experiments and stuff. So I feel like this movie also followed along that path just doing experimental home. So yeah, I just liked the cinematography in the camerawork. I was impressed by it. I was like, this doesn't feel like it came out in nineteen seventy-four. It feels like it could come out today except for the yeah talking about the wage camera work is what I'm as well. I'm referencing there was a lot of other stuff that really dates it the actual viewing this. Yes, like someone could make it now and just make it look like it's off 70s, but it it looked exactly yeah, it looks modern. Yes. There we go. Some of the other stuff though the acting I don't think the acting was it wasn't possible as the Evil Dead evil. That's pretty bad. But still sometimes it can be a little over-the-top or like just dry. And then mainly I guess we can skip forward to the screaming. That girl be screaming the way that it just reminded me when you're talking about Sam Raimi loving to get scriptures of yeah screaming women like up close of them. Yeah the way that they when she's tied up to the chair and the kitchen and they're just on her mouth and her eyes and just all of her body parts and she's just screaming I know base wage, you know, her lungs were fucked up by the end of shooting this movie. I just was non-stop screaming help you honey, the last like hour in the woods. You're far. Yeah, you're way off The Walking dirt road the last like hour of the movie is just her screaming. I mean, obviously there's other stuff happen to like the entire family Leatherface family and everyone talking doing their stuff, but she's just like screaming the entire time. If we could count the amount of words she says in this movie. Probably less than fifty her screen time average screen time also is weird that she was the main girl because I like there was for the other girls on screen for longer. There was nothing to like dead. Make me root for her. Yeah, besides just all of her friends going missing. Yeah. She just so happened to me. I mean it was her father was a girl her grandfather, whatever her his house and vice Raven was like still thought was nothing could have been anyone literally like that. I just picked up some bits on the side of the street and then just mean like you you're the Final Girl Leatherface is coming for you now go ahead and start screaming wage being prompted her Maryland Burns. I think is her name. Sally Marilyn Burns boob job so good. Yeah props to her. I mean good performance, I guess in the screaming. I was I truly believe she was terrified. What's it was going to say? Oh, you know another thing about the camera work is when he's chasing her around at night. It looks like a like neon like going the dark. What's the black lights backlight? That's what it looks like. That's the word or that's the thing. It looks like they have like black lights everywhere because The whites on her shirt are like blowing like it's a black light and then he's going and his chainsaw is going and stuff like that. Yeah, so that was a unique way. They look like the like mini-golf places. Yeah when you just walk there glowing. Yeah. Yeah. So that was a that was cool. I like how the nighttime scenes were shot when he was chasing much better than the Evil Dead when it's just you can tell they just put up under the spotlight Spotlight out in the back woods and said, it's the moon I like when Franklin forces her to take him with them or take him with her. She's just trying to push something with on the wheelchair through the woods and it's not stopping every 2 seconds and then Leatherface just runs up and just straight up into this fucking chest. I just think Franklin was the most annoying bitch in this movie. No offense to him. He was pretty annoyed but he was annoying but you know if it's him sorry, you're paraplegic bro, but just just bought the car next time and just don't pull out your knife. Yeah, don't give you a knife to a stranger that's going to cut himself in front of you and then cut you and then yeah cut off and weirdo also. Yeah lesson to everyone if you still pick up hitchhikers stop. We've watched two movies. Now that involved hitchhiker's was the other one double double time. Yeah, and both of them really badly never ends. Well, What else is going to mention? Oh, yeah, read something on the trivia part. That was like Marilyn Burns when she's running through the woods. She actually ended up like scratching herself, like really badly a bunch of times. So by the end of the movie like all that blood on her a lot of it is her own blood cuz it's countries also badly running through the woods. I just can't believe that he said he has a chainsaw. He's the he's the Texas Chainsaw fucking Massacre. Well, that's another thing too is that he doesn't use it and the last part of the the comparison they made in the tribute section. Was that often more times where she jumps out of a window than he actually kill someone with the train. There's no reason why she needs to be jumping out of Windows like that. She's crazy. And so that makes me what they did. They actually have her jump out of a window said you'll be safe. That's fine. There's a there's a bed under there. It's not even real glad you'll be fine. You will find plastic it just kind of pointy and well, I'll throw some fix your eyes close your eyes cover your ass. Jump and then just pray to God, but yeah. We had a serial killer who your own your whole that's your brand. You're brand is being a chainsaw-wielding serial. Killer and you just yeah, I'm just going to grab it runs off and and then he just dances just walk goes in a circle with his friend chainsaw because the first kill he hits the guy in the face with like a hammer or something. He comes in the house and he's like and then just grab them and they're also so stupid just walking into random people's houses second the girl. He just sticks around the hook and then that song starts pulling out the chainsaw, but we don't see it doesn't actually kill the guy with the chainsaw. Yeah, like there's already dead it just Bro, that's your brand. Bro. Jerry Jerry also a box of the Nee house. Yeah, he does. What does he kill up with? I don't know can't remember. Actually, I didn't really care. Honestly. I was like, well you're going to die cuz you're walking in the house, too. I can't remember. I I can picture to my head of him being in the like opening the freezer and she pops out. I'm pretty sure he just hits them too. I think so too. Yeah, like he doesn't use the chainsaw and he took off he goes and uses goes to the other room or the chicken like the chicken room and he's like, oh and he's trying to get the why does he talk like a pig but none of this movie made sense to me leather facepalm just dresses up. He puts on cute makeup Wheels like a pig dresses up more and more like like intricate. I guess like there's more pieces to his dress up as the movie goes on cuz in the beginning he's just like a butcher. He just has a little Leatherface on at a later. He has a wig where they just trying to make him like Weird and say like he's a cross-dresser cuz he looked more like a woman towards the end but he had makeup on and a long leg and say like he's crazy or something cuz he wants to dress like a I don't know it's crazy but wage and I think the him having to wake and everything was just I'm trying to dress up fancy for dinner like for dinner. Yeah ill the way they grandpa just sucked on her finger hands gross. I didn't like that. He's also he took so scary too. I did. He look like that. I think he also had a Leatherface maybe that was his real wrinkling his real face. But yeah Leatherface dead was just a dress up baby making pig noises. Being cute cuz he was just like your grandpa hold it killer. Come on my God. That was the best thing in the entire movie firmly grasp. It keeps trying to make the grandpa kill her and hit her over the head with a hammer and it's literally the SpongeBob seen when Patrick is trying to get Squidward to hold the net and he's like firmly grasp. It Leatherface is trying to pull the the hammer in there and and the grandpa just like the other crap up and this and the end up just throwing the hammer on her head over and over and she starts getting hurt so nutty and then the brother The Hitch-Hiker Brothers, like I just let me do it and he lets her go and then that's when she runs out where I'm actually I guess before that the whole dinner scene is pretty chaotic. But literally the last thirty minutes of this movie is just chaos cause she just she just running a lot. She's running a lot. I would know there's also no reason she's out running Leatherface in the beginning the second one makes more sense cuz he's like messing with her when she's running away from the house dead. He's like messing with her and like pushing her and like I think he's cutting her with his knife as she's running maybe cuz she jumps out the window again hurts her leg and she's limping and running away. And yeah The Hitch-Hiker brother is running like directly behind her like literally on-premise just can grab her arms length away. Yeah, he's but I think he's like just messing with her and laughing and like slashing with his knife. And then she there's a semi truck driver that drives across the road and she stops him and Leatherface's chasing him chasing her and she gets into the cab. It's just get out on the other. Yeah, they get all the other side instead of driving away. I only signed way decent drive away just drop it just is so silly too cuz she gets saved basically at the end. Yeah, but the semi truck drivers still there. Yes. I'm at your government still running away. But then seeing that was pretty it was good. Yeah, I was like I can understand why that's like an iconic. Like I said, okay final girl covered in blood she got away and then she doesn't even the final size. The final size is Leatherface swinging his chainsaw around. Yeah. Just fucking dancing going crazy. He's like damn it. I just I just want to it's so pretty too cuz that's where the like sun is rising from behind it too. And so just like pretty like dusk. But yeah, like I said camel or concerns hog food pretty great in this movie. It just took both of these movies were not scary at all. I would suppose not scared. I wouldn't be scared with my mother. I would be more scared of just walking to a stranger's house. That's true and then him being scary but he wasn't scary. Yeah, I mean, there's no jump-scares besides like when the first kill happens when you'd like jumps out and hits him in the face off. She's trying to run away. It's used so many times. I've seen that seen so many times but I never knew it was from now. I know it's from this movie, but I'm happy that I've actually seen this movie now. Yeah, cuz I never watched it when I was little cuz I thought it was scary. But apparently it's not scary. Scary. Maybe I'm just a grown-up. I'd like I still again it's another one of the movies where it has a good vibe. Good Halloween by Halloween Vibes. Maybe rate at the end of spooky season. We should just rate all the Halloween movies. We watch by good good Halloween Vibes good Halloween. But yeah, maybe we'll do that and we'll make we'll make a list and we'll post it on our website. So other people can watch next year good Halloween movies. We watch these on shutter Thursday. We didn't watch them on shutter. We watched on AMC plus and plus did a partnership with shutter. Thank you very much. Then it's the same thing. It's not cuz we didn't log on to Sutter instead of 7 a.m. But I can do this but I just read you the AMC classic sort of seven seven days. Trial whatever tell this bitch to shut up. It wasn't sure whatever. I'm glad I liked this movie though, cuz like I said, I was getting disheartened. I guess when I didn't like evil dead and I was like, maybe I just don't like old movies. I think it's just really hit or miss. And this was a hit. It also gave it four stars though. You gave it for I give you a four-and-half. Maybe a little Overkill I think a four is more. I feel it wasn't if he was spooky a little spookier 4 and 1/2, but I still had a good time. So it was before we'll see I'll probably change my mind. But for now I'm going to keep it at 4 and half both of the movies this week. We're fours. I have 4 and 1/2 to 3 and 1/2 both the movies for me were full of tears recommended though, but yet we watch the these movies we recommend to watch people. Yeah, we watch it on a Page Plus shutter is also really popular. I think it's also available on shutter. Because shutters the specific like horror, it's just being serviced all horror horror. So both of those are available on shutter as well. I'm pretty sure shudder has a student discount to Thursday. Maybe we should speak. So yeah go watch those movies. Like I started a 7-Day free child to watch these movies on a choice shutter does not offer a student discount. I'm so sorry for lying TV audience. But yeah, it's not up for shutter 7 day free trial if you ever want to watch those Blues. I recommend them like, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974 or older movie. I usually don't like older movies, but this one I very much enjoyed. There's actually enjoyed it too. She usually hates older movies more than I do. I don't hate older movies you do. What older movie did I hate? You do which ones don't worry about it. You don't know you think I keep a record book. Yeah, you should whatever that's it for this week. Let's go through the usual spiel. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram followers on Twitter and Instagram biggest breasts at doing counselor, please I want to fucking use the account page drive on Apple podcast follow on Spotify do whatever you got to do on those other podcasts platform apps leave a review on Apple podcast with words, you know, the deal with words you say your words that you learned from school just a couple of words. That's all if you have a few extra bucks a month just to send them our way send them our way on patreon Slash new encounter. We have cool fun behind-the-scenes stuff. That you guys could get to see but we need your support first and your love cuz we can't just be given the extra content to ghosts. Because it's spooky season or two might just my mom. She doesn't care. She didn't listen to a podcast. She said it's $2 a month, but I'm not going to listen. I should say Nissan yesterday and wrote a review. I'll do that when we get our new phones when we all get her new phones. My mom's Nick's moms been stacking my mom's about to cash out and she's going to upgrade her phone. Now. She's going to upgrade my brother's phone and she's going to my upgrade my other brother's phone and they're all going to get the new phones or maybe iPhone the buttons one of the phones that's new phones from their seven and six months and younger brother has a success other brother has a seven and my mom has an eight by they just beat rockers. They need to upgrade though for sure for sure. That's it for this week. So anything else I forgot to mention? I don't think so. I think we went over everything catches on spooky season episode or part three, I guess Parts I guess is better to say than episode cuz we have podcast episodes already catch this on a spooky season apart fuk porches next week next part in our spooky season. I don't know if you have recommendations. We still need a job recommendations. Yes, because trick or treat was the last recommendation someone gave us and we took it and now we're out of recommendations. We just made to watch more spooky movies. If not, we're just going to watch the ones that I I like and that's boring. Yeah, cuz I've already seen them. We going to take what's the classic one? I'm random street cuz you love that one. We should watch it follows. Okay, if all is a Nightmare on Elm Street, perfect 2-2 things that you can't see. Maybe like the villains are things you can't see cuz he just oh damn spooky season have part three for Smoke's pass service to you. I didn't want to do re watches cuz I were so behind on watching new movies for the year, but we will be doing next week. We have no time. But now we have to do to re-watch it. Fuck it. We're gonna do it follows Nightmare on Elm Street. Fuck it fucking next week catch us next week Brothers. Miss you. I'll be your friend, but still give us recommendations because like I said, those are re-watches, we wash actual movies. We haven't seen too though. So if you got anything recommend this to your friends if you have any it's okay, if you don't have any family members to family members do can't take we'll take it. If you don't get throw it on your choice phone when she's cooking or cleaning or something. I don't have a good relationship with your family. I'm so sorry. I take it back. Fuck your family. Fuck your family. Play it for your cat while you leave the leave them by themselves while you go to work minutes your co-workers, even if you don't like them, you can tell them Hey, listen this podcast you won't like it. But listen to it. I hate you but Los okay, if you don't have any co-workers cuz you're working from home. Then it's perfect for you to just continue listening. Do you know how easy it is when you're working from home copy and paste that link to the to the podcast and just send it in your guys's group chat. Say hey guys. I know he's just listening material. Yeah, it's just a command C unless you work at a call center type job because you can't do shit. Nick would know you can't push it while you're doing your job. But if you're one of those types of jobs where you working from home, but you're just doing work, you know the ideal job where you can actually do stuff in the background and you're you don't have to just answer calls all day long, then you can listen to this podcast and you can send it to your co-workers that are doing the same. All right, that's it. Okay, no more, That's it. No more, We just I want to stretch my legs now. I just want friends. Let me guys catch you guys next week Thursday.

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Best Buy CEO Corie Barry

All Markets Summit

14:19 min | 9 months ago

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry

"Corey berry has been the ceo of best buy since twenty nineteen the covid nineteen pandemic destroyed brick and mortar retailers. But under barry's leadership s by hasn't just survived it has thrived it's online sales tripled over the summer as customers hunkered down from covid and bought everything from chest freezers to home theaters but arguably corey berries biggest victory yet is beating back the threat from amazon. Let's welcome in best. Buy co. corey berry corey. Good to see you. It's great to see to you brian. Thanks for having me well. I'm one of those guys. I've been doing a lot of shopping at your stores pretty much every week and dope pulp the cameras. Because it's kind of creepy. I'm constantly going there really that we had some time to reflect back on the on the pandemic and the year women's that first moment that you realize you know what this is going to be a stranger and not like anything i've ever managed through before you know. I think we all hit it around the same time. There was that moment as we headed into march where you started to see the proliferation of the virus and you started to feel the concern and certainly we felt concern both from our customers and our employees and it was about the third week in march when we said we really think about how. We're going to manage this company out without a playbook without any direction that's ever been set before And we started to think about. What do we need to prioritize. In order to lead through this really differently in some respect so you do have a little bit of a little bit of a playbook. You've been at the company for twenty years. You've worked fifteen positions at the company. You know the stores Really very very very well. How is that experience helped or the good news is it's not just about my experience. It's about this experience of our team. And we have a really deep bench of experience on our team as well as augmented with some fresh outside perspectives. And i think that combination people who really understand operationally deeply how this company runs augmented with bring in some experts around technologies some experts around data analytics. Who can help drive. The change quickly was an incredibly powerful tool. Because as long as you could set the parameters then you can trust exceptional leaders across the organization to make fast decisions and change on a dime. And i think that's really where the magic comes from. How did you develop that playbook every day on the fly it actually with we set three guiding principles and this isn't a change of strategy. It's just what are the guiding principles needs to make every decision. The i was keep our customers in our employees safe prioritize safety. The second was to protect the employee experience as much as we could for as long as possible and the third was to come out of this not just a at a vital company but a vibrant one and setting. Those three principles was really important on the front side. Because every decision we made starting there was tack back and so when we chose in the third week in march to close down all of our stores and move to curbside that wasn't because it was mandated. That's because given how little we knew at that point about the spread of the virus given how little we knew about how to keep people safe. It seemed like the very possible outcome from a safety of customers employees perspective and we felt pretty strongly. We could continue to run the business ineffective matter that way. How's the pandemic change best. Buy and there's as i see it from two sides as a customer i go in the store. It's a different experience. But i also imagine within corporate thinking. I've covered retail for a long time and in retailers. Always wanted everything perfect but this is not a perfect environment. I mean this is the definition of agility. We talk a lot about agility when we're talking about software or when we're talking about development of technology ability is not as often practiced as a retailer because your point when you're pushing out a standard operating procedure two thousand stores. You want that to be perfect. And instead what the company has learned is give as much direction as possible the parameters and then allow the stores to iterative on those parameters. So what are the most effective things that we had was constant feedback loop create the best possible playbook we could quickly and we get a lot of feedback and we would interest and move onto the next stage in the playbook experience. How's that changed. I think that there are two big changes to the store. Experience the first is impurity. How do i make things as safe as possible. Meaning what steps. I need to take cleaning or capacity or social distancing or masks like empirically. How do i create experience. And then the second point around safety is how much value is there in experience. If i'm offering something that's incredibly valuable to people because of the way they're living to your point. Someone needs their fridge repaired. There is a high level of value. We also have learned to use our workforce much more flexibly and this is where i give our teams a ton of credit. They're able to move much more rapidly between departments in the store or to help someone with curbside pickup or help someone who needs a return or need something repaired. How have you been able to get employees to in i. I remember going to best buy hide. The pandemic i needed a whole bunch of office work work from home equipment and best buy employees. They were there. There were some of the first people. I came in interaction with. How do you have. You made them feel safe. I'm gonna start with our purpose. And i think it's really important our purposes to enrich lives through technology. And i believe fundamentally this is more than a tagline and i believe employees belief that too and all the sudden with the pandemic it became true in spades overnight. The only way we can connect with loved ones is using technology. The only way we can work we can learn. We can entertain cook. All of those things are being done on the technology and our employees believe in our purpose. The thing that someone asked me what has made me most proud throughout this time period and the truth is that our employees are proud. Every general manager. That i talked to i get the chance to face time with. They walked me through their stores. And every general manager. I talk to. We'll talk about how proud they are of. Both how their employees have showed up. And what we have done to help customer solve real needs and i think it's that combination of our purpose with their personal purpose around helping customers. It's just inspirational. You did have to make a tough call. I imagine for you as someone who came up through the stores in many respects to furlough. fifty thousand workers. Are they back now. What percentage of come back to work. Yeah so as of our q two announcement which was midway through august. We had brought two thirds of our employees back and then announced as we've been doing our holiday hiring every year you higher up for holiday and we are definitely hiring for holiday. We were able to offer every single additional furloughed employees at least seasonal seasonal work. Should they want that so At this point nicely we've been able to offer everyone at least holiday Some level of ours work talk to us about the holiday season. It shaping up to be a bizarro holiday season to say the very least What efforts are you putting into to keep people safe but also to encourage shopping. I mean countries in rough shape. Yes so i'm going to start with Where you landed. Which is encouraging shopping. And i think that's less about doesn't have to be in the store and that's much more about. We want to be there for the customers. In whatever channel formed style they want. We want to be there for them. So everything that we're doing. We're leading with the customer experience and putting the customer in charge. They defined safety for themselves. Which means they get to be in charge of how they want to shop sorta to serve that customer need their three big focus areas the first. And you've already seen it. You've covered it at ad. Nauseam is the idea of the holiday starting sooner lasting longer seeing more promotional cadence throughout a longer period of time. Now part of that is so that you can actually spread out those peace and provide a safer experience over time. So many of the black friday deals you saw some of them already without Last week you're gonna see the ads. Come out toward the end of the month so everyone has full visibility to. What's in there. And i think what we're trying to avoid is the kind of natural response of lines at stores on black friday. That just can't happen and so instead. We're we're definitely using all the channels and all the tools to help get people what they need but do it in a little. Bit more protracted way which. Then the second major location is around fulfillment people want to get the stuff in whatever way they want forty percent of what we sold online and q two was picked up in store and so offering this combination of whether you want it on your couch whether you want at curbside or whether you want at the counter of the store we can do all those things for you and you're the one who gets to define and then finally you started with. It is the idea of creating a safe shopping experience. And that's been a priority from day one and we will continue to make it a priority that we have a maximum capacities are stores. We have cleaning. Protocols masks are required social distancing still very possible given the size of our stores. So we're we're trying to make sure the customer feels like they're in control and then making sure whatever they choose we. We delivered safely as possible. I did want to go quickly a little bit around the horn with you. It's not often. You do a lot of these. So i'm glad you have Five g r. parent company has taken on a leadership position in five g. Nationwide five g apple. Iphones changed as by next year. I think it's less about one particular piece of technology and five g. And i think it's more about what five g will be across different types of technology over time. Phones are definitely interesting. Because you're your latency is so short. If you have five g capability but ultimately it's going to be about computing on the go and gaming on the go and the ability to just do more because you have that massive amount of bandwidth. And so. I think this bodes well over time that there will be more and more devices that will leverage five g capabilities. Whether it's in your home but frankly also though house. The pandemic changed you as a leader. I think for me. It has underscored a couple things. The first is my own philosophy about the role of a ceo is to create the conditions for other amazing leaders to be successful and to move as quickly as we moved to make the decisions. It's not just about me sitting alone in my office checking out decisions. It's about using and leveraging and unleashing the leaders around me and that philosophy has actually only held more true During the time of the pandemic. I think that the second big piece here for me is that it's a very personal time for people. This isn't just about go. Do your work and it's separate from your personal life. I think everyone's work and personal lives are very combined and so. I think making sure that i exhibit. We have what we call inclusive leadership behaviors at by and they are empathy courage vulnerability and grace and those leadership behaviors not something. You always hear a corporation talk about. But i think at a time where a personalized special nights are so intertwined. Not being afraid to exhibit. Those behaviors is crucial for our teams right now. Fifty percent of your board is female. I don't pretty much see that anywhere else out there in corporate america. How did you make that happen. And are you looked even increase. That percentage moving forward. Yeah i am fortunate to have followed our prior. Ceo uber's aleve very strong point of view about board diversity. And when you ask how did you make it happen. We decided we wanted to make it happen. And there are plenty of candidates out there and you know when you prioritize. Here's the qualities we need and we would like to increase the diversity of the board. That's a very powerful combination. And so you're absolutely right right now actually just a little bit over fifty percent of our orders female and just over a quarter are people of color and i think that makes the conversations that many of us have been. Having issues of inclusion diversity issues of social justice it creates a platform to have those conversations. Not just as a leadership team but actually with your board. What does it mean for for best buys future that many respects you all are the last man standing in the electron space. Yeah we got the discounters. We have a target walmart. Costco and bj's but there no other retailers of your size out there doing what you're doing. What does that mean to your future. Yeah so let me say. I doubt we do get the luxury of competing against the world's foremost retailers and there are definitely many who carry consumer electronics products. But i do think our differentiation is our ability to show you everything that might be possible. I'll take computing as a category everything from the opening price point laptops to the fifteen hundred dollars perfectly spec gaming computer and everything in between with knowledgeable associated who can help you put a full solution for your life together and i think the way all of us are living right now all of a sudden you really start to see this idea that our lives truly can be an actually have to be right. Now enriched by technology. It's a very unique end to end position where we're able to help you. Weather says that point solution you want to buy online or you do wanna come in and put together that home office. We can help you that spectrum. And i think that is our our uniqueness as we go forward before i let you go your biggest goal for twenty twenty one. The reality is cova. Nineteen is unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon. The customer is in control and the customers to remain in control for the foreseeable future. To your point the cove is not going away anytime soon and so my biggest goal for the future is to continue to push the envelope in how we meet the needs of the customers and we do that in a way that safer employees and save for our customers but gets them the gear. They need in order to maybe that moment of joy in their life. Well i will thank you Because i've spent a ton of money in your stores outfitting my work from home life. So thank you. Please keep moving forward. I suspect it'll be meeting a next level of stuff Moving forward corey berry best. Buy you good to you. Get to see us. Well thank you.

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Halo & CoD Updates, Schalke 04 Stays In Esports, Best Buy Has GPUs

Esports Minute

02:31 min | Last month

Halo & CoD Updates, Schalke 04 Stays In Esports, Best Buy Has GPUs

"Hey folks, I'm Kevin Korea and this is your E sports minute. This December 8th of the year 2021 will be the day that halo infinite campaign and multiplayer drop to the masses as was announced at gamescon 2021 earlier today. To commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary, Microsoft is dropping a limited edition Xbox Series X bundle and a special halo themed elite series two wireless controller. With the franchise reevaluating what its fans want. Expect to return to form for the series, especially since it will likely be more eSports focused with its multiplayer being free to play for consoles and PC players alike. Earlier this year, news broke the shaky O fours eSports arm had sold their lec spot to team BDS, but today the organization announced that they were continuing their commitments to eSports despite the football clubbing relegated to Buddhist league at two. Look for shocking to compete in the prime league. The League of Legends competition for teams based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They'll also continue their competitive FIFA teams and competitions as they'll support three players for FIFA. Shocky sale of their LED spot for many was worrisome, but now that the organization has reiterated its commitment to eSports the future looks bright. Good news for cod warzone fans has over 100,000 accounts or banned yesterday for hacking and cheating. This news comes in the heels of cards announcement of a new PC anti cheat being implemented in a post Vanguard release. The Call of Duty Twitter account dropped the news as a warring to cheaters and to expect more as updates to make the job easier for developers. This is encouraging for war zone players as hackers have been in notorious issue for this game since it's day one launch in March of last year. Lastly, if you're trying to score some graphics cards and have been waiting for the right time at the right price, select Best Buy stores will have RTX 30 series cards for sale in person starting tomorrow morning. No idea which cards are up for sale as Best Buy did not disclose specific cards, but did confirm as they are all founders edition GPUs. Check your local listings as supplies are limited. We'll leave a link to check where in the podcast description below. I'm Kevin Correa, that's my time and that has been your E sports minute follow on Twitter at eSports network and that create 24 and be sure to visit E Sports Network dot com for more stories written by our great staff, as well as connect with us on our Discord channel. We'll up to you again tomorrow on Thursday. Brand new thing.

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For The SweetiePod Fellas

Sweetie Let Me Tell You

39:28 min | 1 year ago

For The SweetiePod Fellas

"Welcome everybody to episode three this episode is for the fellows. All right, bring my music back dang. He said like he got time off first and they show you guys down for the show tonight. I got time. I'm here. All right. So like I said today is, you know, kind of focus for the fellas cuz we have some things we want to talk about what you guys are so welcome, sweetie pods. Okay, y'all. So my daughter got up to use the bathroom. We're actually recording this episode in our bedroom off. And so she had to use the bathroom going to tell him. Goodnight say goodnight. Goodnight. All right. So yeah, so we're going to be off about what you think what y'all think. Yep, that's right. We're going talking about the PlayStation 5 the Xbox football is basketball still in season now. Yeah, the N playoffs off. Oh that is right. Cuz every time football starts basketball goes into the playoffs like really yeah, they tend to Bubble. Okay bubble bubble bowl time. Okay. So PlayStation 5 like I've been seeing on a lot of my social media accounts how females are saying buying a significant the no PlayStation 5 like come on now PlayStation five is usually for the woman off because I play your PlayStation will technically is mine. So I play my PlayStation my PlayStation 4 I play that so technically Pig Stations are for the women. Cuz we play the stations and you ex the box. So, you know, I would say I think it would be a lot more funny or people would you know say things of that nature like come on Xbox is for your significant of your husband's that's who that's just the Xbox is designed for is designed for your husband. Not the PlayStation. So what can you tell like I know we've been watching a lot of people on YouTube and stuff like that about a PlayStation and you've been researching it cuz I know you want to I know you want to go buy me one of those PlayStation 5. So what what what what what is your review on a PlayStation PlayStation 5, they put this in blue that one my first systems had a PlayStation 4 x bar. I like to play station. I don't know hyper the PlayStation issue though. Y. I'm just just not I I'm going towards more of Xbox this year. You go for Xbox every year. Okay. Well, I mean, I think the PlayStation 5 is you know all about the hike if that's how you say it. I think you know, it's a good system and plus sign. Let me tell you guys if anybody plays Grand Theft Auto PlayStation 5 Grand Theft Auto coming out on it, right? Yeah off and XBox doesn't right. Xbox Xbox be sucky all the time. Like like I say suck you all the time. But like they they got Madden Madden 21 and all these other Madden games going for Call of Duty that. But it's like PlayStation. You got the best of both worlds. Cuz PlayStation has all of those games on it. Like you can play all of those games on the PlayStation but Thursday, I want closer to 5 because I have to play Grand Theft Auto like Grand Theft Auto is that's my game and everybody that plays the Grand Theft Auto everybody is home. In agreeance that San Andreas was the best. I guess what game I'll say I'll say I'll say that's the best Vice City put me as a close. Second choice like one a one big know. Well what it is Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is one day, right? It's like a Time Magazine, you know, nothin Andreas. Once again, you put it on Chico's by city with the one with with them. They still have Scarface teen Scarface Scarface. The question see James saying like Friday theme or boys and he has some Boyhood thing yet. Mm. Well, I don't think that's what made it. I just think that the cheat codes made San Andreas off the chain like you put in cheat codes to get money you put in cheat codes, you won't have to worry about dying he could, you know, you can get the Army sent down on you cuz you shooting up people blowing stuff in the police are coming every shooting at you will never die. You put in cheat cold where you can put somebody in wage and they'll blow up the car blow up and stuff like that. You can put a cheat codes in and then like like ask you had the Army and all the stuff on you you could what's that thing off? You could put in a cheat code and make your stars go down and the police and everybody would just get off you and you just walk away. However, the big little cheat code though, but I'm 70 plan. I paid off our in life will be home. Well, see, I don't really play Grand Theft Auto like like I don't play it for the missions. I mainly play Grand Theft Auto just to get in a car run people over off. Every now and again I might go like I'll start walking down the side of the road and just start punching people so funny and then like, you know, how life on Grand Theft Auto like if you go to like one of the business parts of the city or the towns or whatever you call them. Yeah, and you know, there's a lot of people that working and you go and you start punching them they start off that made me so funny and get up you punch in and get a unit following the granting him to start running and I just pull out a gun and shoot them. Show me so funny and then you get on you go you get in a car and then you know how other people be on the Strip on the beach you get your car you go to the beach with a strip is and then you just run all the people do do. Now this is a game y'all y'all do that for real now. We talked to my grandfather. This is how I play Grand Theft Auto and not find it funny. It's so funny cuz it's a game now. I wouldn't do that in real life and down in real life cuz there's a video game with explain that not do have your life. You know how others with wildly? Yeah. Yeah it is. Wow, but you know off and just let y'all know it's game. Okay. Anyway, yeah PlayStation 5 has Grand Theft Auto on it. And so I am looking forward to playing Grand Theft Auto on it. I know my husband's looking forward to playing match. Hopefully Madden like muscles don't want to talk about this bomb talk about this and I'm also going to post I'm going to see if I can post a video onto my blog about these two players and how they nest like, they just wasn't doing this supposed to doing like this year. My husband has called me to look at his game a lot because Madden has been I'm not going to say terrible but it has some bugs that needs to be fixed ASAP cuz like he's in the weekend league and every weekend he is playing in the weekend league and it's like it said it like hit home says he lost connection Hannah world. He lose the connection that he's hard-wired. Mike that's impossible. There's no way in the world that you can lose a game in your hardwired to the game. So, you know, he he's I think you say you lost like seven did like that seven times. Yeah, and then the next day they come giving him some packs. I told him when that happened I said I think wage is really like, I think it's not meant for you know, competitive players like yourself to get in like who's not signed to anybody who got these channels these big people and stuff like that. I don't think that it's designed for people who play it to be competitive and try to get in these tournaments. I don't think it's designed for them, you know to actually compete. I think it's more towards, you know, the people that are signed by EA and you know who have these twitch channels and they're on YouTube and all the stuff. I think it's more designed towards them and the people that they sign to begin to the weekend lead and then go to the tournaments. That's what I think. Magazine I could see that being a I mean these things that people know. And I guess they have to have a good personality. You know what not. Yeah, so I mean I'll be told what to do. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I see like what I'm going to post on my blog is I'm just going to post the video of I think it was players 63 and 74 and I'm going to post I'm going to post a video and you will see that these players did not do anything and even block anybody. I was like what know where I sound record it cuz I be telling him. I mean telling her about you need to put that stuff on Twitter cuz you know my thoughts and interact with a lot of people, you know, got these big channels and stuff like that he interacts with them and that he talks about him on Twitter. And so I find him put that on Twitter. And so yeah, so I mean PlayStation is coming out. I'm hoping that matter of fact, I'm going to say I'm hoping I know that Madden twenty one would be better on the PlayStation maybe a lot better than how it is on Xbox haven't played on the PlayStation. It might be the same. I think probably the same. Oh, no, I haven't played what we think about. You know, I'm old school, but now I'm no sense, you know situation we had and in the internet and whatnot. It's saying everything is sold out as far as Xbox and PlayStation. You gotta go to the store old probably going to store could get one. But he like he thinks sold out and stuff like that. But I think I still think something could be available in-store. Yeah, like certain stores. Like I remember a while ago. When what this one terabyte Xbox. My husband has now what's Xbox of this? I just have it's out to dinner. So he and 2 terabytes is the limited edition one thousand remember telling him like he was looking for he went to Walmart. He stood in line. Somebody bought the last two of them and I was like, okay, we'll find one and I was like, well try Best Buy try Target may end up getting it at Best Buy, right? Yeah. So I'm like, you know, you know like yeah, of course they're going to be sold out at Walmart. But I mean if you go to our Target Best Buy, you know places like that. You're most likely find a game in the store. So, I mean I don't really believe it and plus we live in South Carolina who really going to you know, be buying them games up like that. We were going to the States now man, you know what I'm saying? Maybe like they got em, where they call them. Oh no, see that's disrespectful cuz I don't recall them. But people who they buy a bunch of them try to sell them for Oh, no, see I go to the Batman is the general General in short know. That's the general person that sell insurance. Just not who I'm talking about the attorney general and that was neighbors. They don't I don't know whoever the person is that we getting people for jacking up prices. That's who that's who I'm a college and I'm a I'm a you know, what? I'm a contact my friend her name start with an m. I'm a contact her and say make me a shirt that says go back to your own State and purchase your PS4 and Xbox cuz Jerry Wright don't come down here to South Carolina. You already know South Carolina, you know, well, I ain't going to say that but you know, it's South Carolina, so go back where you came from don't come to our state buying a bug video games. We need something to play with to like you go into the store. Everybody bought up all the bikes everybody bought. All the pools and we had a pool at our old house and we threw it in the trash because you know, we were moving it was like Wow way to clean no pools out manga tablet door and try so I mean, it's like everything is bought up in stores right now. So I thought I was I'll plan on getting my kids a bike for Christmas and that might not happen. I want one too. I want one of the old school ones who you put a seat on. I want one. But anyway, I would say check check your stores if you want to get a PlayStation 5 or Xbox One Target Spring good what happened, you know stuff like having a gaming systems and stuff like that because you know people don't really shop at a Target. I shop at Target wage really shop at Best Buy we shop at Best Buy. I don't really too much care for Walmart. I'm not at Walmart person. I mean, I'll go in there but Lines be too long and Walmart. You got like four Walmarts that one darling Town long as I want to say that cuz that's terrible, but I can just imagine in Darlington Walmart has PlayStation fives and Xbox One's I can only imagine. Oh boy, that's funny right there off of old man fact. What about what about what about Bennettsville Walmart minister, they might have if I have they might have a few of them. Let me see. Why why did Cheryl they might have some? Yeah, definitely. But I mean hm. I think it's possible to find one. Like I said, I think you could find it and yeah, oh and I want I wanted me to just pack up and Rewind for a second. So I don't know if you guys noticed but I went with a Chinese theme intro and background music. So this whole time, you know, as opposed to say Brenham years back and I forgot but Brandon Reeves back I'm saying it now. So and you already know I make these beats myself, you know, I just be playing around, you know, hey, you know tell me if you like the background music, you know, I thought it was kind of funky like I should have rapped to it, right? Yeah, I might be offbeat. I should wrap to a little this rap menu right now. Let's challenge each other. Let's do it. Yeah, yeah, he's he's trying to whisper. I not knowing rep. Come on. We we go around. Okay, let me see. I got to get the beat on cuz oh, it's not playing right now with any more fear. I got that. Oh, okay. Yeah, so I'm making this right now y'all caught me I'm making it right now right and wrong according my plan so that I don't have a background music going cuz when I tested it out, it was like the background music. Okay. I can't really focus on my thoughts right now. There's music playing. So let me add it. F word so you caught me you won't catch me again. But anyway, I'm Arab so it might be all be a little bit but I'm Arab cuz I got the tune in my head a little bit off plan on acting right? Not going to be like two times going into Vietnam Angela meche. I love like that makes your ears up and stuff. My wife's be falling out or something, but I'm a rep real quick. Okay. Let me see, I can't think of that. I can't do it. Oh, yes, I can pork and beans and hot dogs hamburgers Chicken Shack. Go ahead. I'm seeing you in top that I gotta go ahead. Go ahead. I'm going to be able to Playstation Xbox straight fire off Playstation Xbox Nintendo looking at the window. Okay. Anyway, I wouldn't want to sneeze theme this time for my background music at my intro and I've tried a kind of try to make with similar but not really but, you know, I enjoy making a little baby song. But I'm being held out my hand and you know, my kids karate with dancing and stuff. But yeah, so I'm just want to tell you all that y'all know that let me know how you make my Beats down but not my ankle fence. You know, they're going to be different every single time. You know, I might come on here with some class Community, you know, but yeah off PlayStation 5 Xbox, you know and the whole football year like I just realized that the Washington Redskins know that's what I'm saying. You you just like what is Washington DC. Is that what it said watch me watching football. Yeah. Why don't I run the world and watching football team has no football team and you know, they changed the name cuz something about some racist so I'll just let him sit. Oh offensive. Okay. Well, I saw it on T. And I ain't no so if y'all I know but Walsh. In football what is watching football team now? So I I don't really know football States and chanting ever cities to do it like Carolina football game. Yeah, cuz it's not fair to the animals cuz some people got like Carolina Panthers. They are panther. What is a panther doesn't want to be on football. It's not fair to the animals mistake Seattle RedHawks or what? They called go-karts see Seattle go parts that we call Seattle Seahawks. Oh Seahawk, that's what it what a Seahawks a bird to fly. What do they fly off? So one of the Seahawks don't want to be you know, if they find that offensive to you know, I'm saying like come on this take the animals off to make sure by Adobe make the animated character and call it anime Junior puppy something, you know, like like matter of fact dead. Kindergarteners get down to draw something for you for your team and make that a mascot and call it paper ravioli Vikings. Might work might go work. Yeah, like how hard is is a fictional character that character, you know, it comes from whatever and its chemical made and whatever else so it's not really going to you know, so why not get a kindergarten to do it to my Pre-K, you know. This is my high school and draw something. You know, they might could draw a tree in a in a in a hot dog bun, you know wage. Yeah. But yeah, just get somebody to just draw something and make it for you. Like come on weight, you know, that's better than you know, just changing a phone name. Like like I wasn't even ready for that yet. Like I wouldn't the world to Washington. What was it called again? Watching football Washington football team had be Monday of time. But yeah football season start back now and the Broncos suck the Dolphins suck Green Bay is doing good. We'll see on the Saints suck saying things that hurt and the Washington. Listen the Washington football team sucks. Yeah. Cowboys winning now, we ain't talking don't ever say that name on here mean talking about that team at all. They they don't get any low on this show. Don't get any hair not brown. No air time. We won't mention on that first and last time all all the other teams are set for that one team exists. Nothing. No other team he did and I don't even like God, I don't know why I don't like the Cowboys but just seemed like oh she's not sending me and I'm talking about well Mercedes and it's because he's he started so just blame him but it just seemed like too many people like that team and I'm just like bro. Y'all remind me of people that like Beyonce. And hold up. Nine say no wrong Beyonce now now okay will come up. Yeah. I say not wrong her now, but I'm just saying like a lot of people like Beyonce and my people like off the Cowboys but I don't like I have written out loud Cowboys, but I just don't have time for that team ain't got time for that team and people and people really be enough song feelings about that team and I really ain't got time for people in they feelings and feeling some type of way about they go blue and white star team. Come on now, yeah. Benue, those teams that I say suck in. Sorry. Those are all my family's teams. So I just had to put that out there, you know, no disrespect but, I just wanted him to know that their teams suck Moon Bay is my husband's team. So it's my team too. So, you know, Yeah, Green Day Green Bay Packers, and my husband has a all Green Bay Packers team on Madden. So yeah. Anyway, I was talking about the football started. I don't know anything about football. I don't really like to see, you know, the players running up and down the field trying to catch a ball and getting her I really liked seeing all day. So I don't really know about a lot of stuff. I see a lot of people get hurt. You know what this fantasy football thing from David talking about talking about it around me and I'm like bro ever get hurt. I wouldn't a world they have all season cuz you know people quarantined and stuff like that. It wasn't proper training. Yeah practised. So and then like even the college football teams. I didn't seen students getting her like honeyboy won't go to class on Monday. They won't go class. They go to class. Don't try to tell them College Secrets football players. I'm going to class I heard it first. He he's an excellent player so long, you know saying so you can go to class. I didn't go to class. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I bet you did. You just said football players on good class. So obviously you got stopped for the football team when you say you caught a behave the football team have going to come in with you guys for small, not a problem with me cuz that's I'm a posted and let people know how they doing wage is how they doing for real. But yeah, I've seen a lot of people get hurt and stuff and then I think that they've all the people also been talking about Certain players not wanting to come back because of coronavirus opt out by they said they weren't playing. Like I don't have kids so newborns with a lot of them guys are not playing and a lot on Twitter No, chili parents or whatnot older. So yeah, and then like some people were were upset about that. Right? Is that what I was saying? I mean, it's next man up. So I mean I had a problem with it, you know, they, you know, like Aaron Rodgers or you would get upset. No, I'm just saying like dang knows that's the season ready. Okay, it's just a football team. Yeah, I'm just saying about me. I don't want to really watch the games like that. Now, let's see y'all so they had we got got back up. So maybe I would but I'm just saying, you know star players like big names like Tom Brady about now listen to him now he talks about this is his Dreams. Yeah free fall off three forms needed me brush forms greens Farms. Okay, whatever but listen to him. Yeah, he talking about people going out working often out, right? He he stayed out of work for it for the twins helping me. So what you're saying, I mean, there's there's not a song. You opted out new heat look he opted out. All right, he opted out will say he opted out. All right, and so what I want to say to that is now dead all set up here holding these football players to a higher standard and then you guys set up and do the same thing with the Entertainer's and you were husband and father dead. This dear is no different. So don't try to justify and anybody else. Don't try to justify because you know, if it was somebody in your family or whatever else, you know, you you know, you would opt out you wouldn't go to work or whatever came maybe whatever your respective places is cuz I'd look they won't have to ask me twice now. You note 9 by the fast miles for that position, but need my money though. Maybe my coins. Well not coins. I want money cash and want to coins. All right. So, yeah, so yeah, a lot of them opted out and I've been seeing that stuff like I'll be home. I don't really pay into it some I think my brain has a mind of its own because like my eyes will see stuff and I like nine one look at the and want to see that but then it's like it sticks in my brain. I'm like brain. Why don't you do that? Like I'm talking about this stuff and I'm like, I didn't even tell my brain to even catch on it is you know, and but it's like it's there and I'm like what like, how does get here off? Anyway, yeah. So the players are not they're they're they opted out and they're not in there and you know, they're not doing this whole football thing off of them and I respect that, you know, I'm saying like y'all look at y'all situation and y'all know that y'all got stuff y'all wouldn't do or y'all wouldn't eat or y'all wouldn't put on or you know wage. Stuff like that. Yeah, so I understand why some people say like come on follow that person on Instagram and and let them Entertain You Like That You know right come on. Anyway. Yeah, I remember that these football players. They have lives outside of work being on the field. They have lives. They have family package like you all have lives and have families and you know all of these things going on so, you know try to consider that before you get mad. I'm saying but so we talked about football. So like what's really been like for, you know, the females that you know, don't often watch football like that like myself. Could you educate me on what's going on please sir? Other than that what's going on? What what else is going on with football? What are your opinions on, you know certain things these past few wins and losses and what do you think's going to go to the play-offs? Pack of going to the playoffs Packers. Okay play the Patriots might go on. Las Vegas Raiders are looking pretty good, too. Okay. The last day is what what what the rain is. I thought that was a team in, Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Georgia, that's that's the problems. I never knew the radar. They moved around Los Angeles Oakland Las Vegas should be noted a nomad. So something got no stable home or something. There's no man's they're moving around right or only passed away. But they had a new owner and so we never knew do want to go somewhere else. Yeah, they sound like Nomads to me right now. Is that when people call make sure shoot off a lot when your name around they move around too much money confusing me the city. I won't keep up with that football stuff. They always got something going on one of my cousins on 12th off Vegas Raiders fan cuz you know, the Raiders of thing is already got enough stuff going on. So now they want a football team. Yes. No, man. I'm not sure. Yeah, so yeah. Nobody gonna still a lot of stuff going isn't Las Vegas the place where all the casinos is. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, yeah and all my episode 2 I said cut a musician and I say, oh, yeah the music. Cut it I don't talk about me cuz I don't care if you talk about me and not but anyway, yeah, I said cut it and I'm acknowledging that I said cut it I didn't mean to say cut it but cut it came out and you'll point. All right. So, okay so that team we established yet. The Raiders are nomads. Okay, go ahead down and with a new team. Guy who can he's going to Carolina where he just played with Carolina that point Carolina he live over here still. You must know we talked about new house. We live over here still down don't know cuz you know our support people from South Carolina or North Carolina. So but he lives in North Carolina and he play for the Carolina Panthers, but he will live in North Carolina, right? He might have had house a month. Okay, so Georgia, okay, so he from Georgia, I can't support cam no more. I'm taking him off my roster and He can go somewhere else Carolina Panther still in North Carolina, right? Yeah, I thought they were supposed to be like somewhere in South Carolina now or something like that or in between. They are the Carolina they rip the Carolinas. So Carolina can never have none. You know, what if South Carolina had a team it should be called the quarantine Quantum Nakorn team. Oh, no. Kind of fruit the South Carolina half that's good peaches the Beastie on his daughter you enjoy. Who would permanently man there's some trees in it. We can't have no dangling logo as a tree maybe if they put it between a hot dog bun off. All right, y'all so what day did what one thing about one thing that I want to say that we may start doing pick a lot. I mean pick a day wait, we're going to go live, but it's going off. See it's when I was thinking about earlier today. It sounds so much better. It was called pick a day. Pick a day life. I think that's not called it. Yeah, that's what it is pick a day life. Cuz we cuz we just pick any random day and we're probably notify you guys maybe a few days before day before few hours before and let you guys know. Hey, it's pick a day line. We going live baby. So we will be going on one day and when we go live you guys don't forget to subscribe cuz we're going to go live on our YouTube channel. So don't forget to subscribe to Thursday our YouTube Channel, please don't forget. Okay. Secondly, we will be. Oh, don't forget to share my podcast off. Come on do it share. Don't cost nothing to share share share it, you know go on my website, you know, I'm saying check out my site gave me some feedback and and I had feedback where someone asked me to talk about relationships again. We're talking about football right now. Okay, talk about relationships. Anyone talk about relationship as I talk more about relationships. And so I'm just like Mingle talk about that right now cuz it's already 11:00 and I got to get in bed. You know, I'm yeah probably would probably talk about it, but you're not finished telling us about football that off that all about football like catch catch. Catch a few miles up. They don't know like myself. I mean we too we have like I can get hurt and stuff. But you mean to tell me this is only way too and it seems like this thing. We're going on for a whole year off. Hey Google. I mean, okay, that's what it seems like to me cuz it's like you guys been talking about this thing football for this whole entire time and it's like off. I don't even know I thought I thought this thing was going on for a while now just get started. Probably college football that we're going on since August know everything to get us started playing. Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Okay. So yeah. So there you have it took about a PlayStation 5 y'all stop trying to add like y'all ain't by y'all significant other one cuz I'm technically going to buy my husband one, but y'all know I ain't got no job, but I'mma buy him one cuz he got off so, you know, I'm going to buy him one. Y'all know how I'm about him one and he can't say that it's his or that he bought it cuz I bought it, you know saying if I find it if I go to the store and I picked up and I come home with it. I purchased it. Right. Yeah, so it's like it's like it's his but it's mine but it's both of ours. I just play it more. and so like the Xbox, you know, I'm saying like that's going to be you know, what honestly and truthfully I think that Playstation Xbox made off these systems because they knew that they know people are in the house now a lot more often see things just say just trying to get attention course, but yeah people just you know, people just don't have something to talk about like us they just trying to share their you know, their reviews their opinion on things and stuff, but I think I think they made enough. I don't know how many is enough but I think they made enough. But anyway shaking and Wing It Hot Dog Water Tree and Between the Buns. Oh check me out on flapping and I'm so bored off. All right. Yeah, so we get ready in this so I want to tell you I want to tell you I want to tell you guys that way Sweden. Let me tell you I just told you you are sweet. You know you sleep you're a sweet treat, you know, don't let nobody tell you different fellows, you know, y'all are asleep off. No sweetie. Let me tell you so that just told you you are sweet and you belong to the treat like a Rice Krispie. See all my sleep when I go through them sheets. Yeah, so sweetie. Let me tell you you are sweet. Stay sweet be positive. Have fun. Laughs. Anything you want to say to his men keep your head up stay positive beat ahead not to hear your household talk about it. And so we are out. We're going to get raised and go to sleep in a meeting. You better go catch some z's. So if you guys listen to this in the morning, good morning, good morning you guys listening to this during lunch time. He just food off try not to laugh too hard and I hope your day is going well. And if you guys are listening to this before you go to sleep. Well, good night cuz we're going to sleep it off. It's been real. I got a wrap something with that real. It's been real. I don't know how to deal. I'm about to go get in the bed and wash my trail real. Goodnight, a weight thing. I didn't hit it. I didn't hear any time now. I got I got back again. I didn't hear it in the house. Let's see Tom into a timer time. I look like a dime. I've been running Rhymes ever since I was by good night.

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Ep 159. Pray and Spray : Aubrey

Teen Mom Trash Talk

28:09 min | 1 year ago

Ep 159. Pray and Spray : Aubrey

"Hello and welcome to Teen Mom trash talk. This is episode 159 and we're here to talk about 16 and Pregnant Season 2 Episode 15 Aubrey. Woo-hoo Tracy. There was I'm your host. I'm Yours Hai. Jaisa. Hi Tracey. Carnazzo went to Cardozo, it's me, it's Noel. It's Tracy Tracy. It's m c and Noel they gotta make u l lol. Yeah. All right. That was that was really good. What were you going to say meat? I was going to say finally we have some home. I was all yeah. This episode is trashy is hell. Yeah. It's action-packed. This is great. So we're going to talk about Aubrey off. She's Seventeen. She lives in Arizona her parents got divorced a long time ago. She dropped out of school and she met her older boyfriend Brandon and they moved in together and then Brandon lost his job. And they moved him with her grandma and they got engaged because she's pregnant, right? Cuz they she got it. They got evicted to from their place. That's good. I know yeah, everything's fine. Everything's really good. They're actually as we watch the video as we rolled the tape see how great they are at money management. Here's the thing for someone now, we've seen a lot of trash on this show. This girl was trashed. She has she has I can't believe how toned her hair is. Yeah. It was a good tone. Yeah very I couldn't believe it. I'm like, there isn't even a hint of yellow in long hair and she was a very good that she well, it's November. She's Thirty weeks pregnant and she said that she grew up in a very unstable environment now, I can't tell by looking at her. No, no GIF. I can't even tell where she's looking by looking at her so her they're going to have a baby. They're going to name him Austin her mom lives at her boyfriend wage. So she couldn't go live in her mom because she lives with her boyfriend. Yeah, her mom is like no. Thanks and the grandmother is battling emphysema. Hmm does not like babies. I don't like is scared of them. I like her grandmother a lot. She doesn't like babies. I do. She doesn't like babies and not only doesn't she like babies. She as soon as they moved when she wants them out. No, I agree. She's this she lets them know it's super temporary and I feel like they aren't hearing her. They can't hear her at all because no one works. Neither of them have a job and they want to get married to have a job either. Nope. They want to get married that is very important to them. So her friend asked her how she got pregnant wife and I love the story. It's very romance. So they well they went to a party Tracy. Yeah, you know, so they case history right cuz they came home and they probably had no business having sex. Don't remember it cuz they were like blackouts. So this is a blackout baby. Okay, perfect. She said they used to pull out but then you know, whatever. Yeah, they just basically pray and sprayed right? Is that what the kids are saying? I never heard that before. I love that. I heard it on Vanderpump Rules pray and spray. Wow, so she they weren't even doing that. So she wants to go to culinary school, right? I need to see some of these dishes she's making to really I mean, I would love to her Creations because I did see her style and I'm getting you know, I mean when you don't have a job what you should be doing a shopping for your wedding and oh that she is because she picked out the most beautiful high heeled winter fur boots for her wedding. They looked like he'll bugs. You know what they looked like. Do you remember when J Lo or the Manolo Blahnik the Manolo Blahnik Timbs in a dog? Video they still sell them at Rainbow. I think yes, and then everyone started like just wearing them. Yeah, it was and it really like caught on they had like all knockoff versions of them. They had found her versions of them and I'll tell you I once in a while. We'll see someone still wearing them and I get like I shudder I can't believe it's happening. So this was we were in high school. So this was at least fifteen years ago that this was popular. I am telling you I am convinced and there's no unconvincing me. Okay, this 16 and Pregnant 16 and Pregnant season two was shot in 95. Okay, I when I worked in the bar School the other boss of the Barstool in Florida. She we were Facebook friends cuz we had a communicate back and she would she had knee high Converse and they always made me think of the high the high heel Timberlands. Oh, wow. Yeah, cuz it's like two things. That should have gone down. Other right knee high Converse Converse that went to the notes and she'd wear with shorts and I'm like, why am I here? What is she roller me? And I don't understand these people that she wouldn't be that girl would have been better off wearing those though instead of the stupid. No. No, I mean listen. I'm glad that she got new boots because they're $2,000 in debt and they both don't have jobs and they have a baby due in just a few months back. But the did you notice like this couple had the least sense of urgency of any couple I've ever I've never seen something. So so two people that are so clear-headed. Yeah. No, it's a smart clear-headed determined and motivated. They are so awful and I gotta tell you she has no personality, but he has less of a personality but that's the thing. Like how do they fall in love? I don't even know there are blacked out. They were black. Yeah weird though. He said that he's going to apply a best spot, right? But don't keep him or her computer or a camper. He's going to be great at working at Best Buy as long as no one talks to him. Yeah, maybe he should just like stock her something. Maybe he should clean the toilets. Yeah, I mean boss said the way I feel about it is if I was pregnant and now even now if we didn't have any money and I was pregnant I would be like, I'll go work in McDonald's. I don't care you have caught him on the way. What do you do something now? It's December. She's 32 weeks pregnant and she's going to the doctor and the wedding is tomorrow. And so they're going to go shopping for the wedding. That's who these people are though. They're everyone that gives me a nightmare you suck. Yeah, usually like this longer than me though. Now, I understand your anxiety over people like this and her mom is whacked out of her mind. Okay, but I feel like a lot of people there's something wrong with all of them Tracy for sure. So now and Heidi comes to do her hair and Heidi came directly from 1995 to do her Heidi came. Her business suit on she came in her business suit on her Rachel haircut. Yeah, she came with her mini bouffant hair cut. Yes. Oh my God. So her aunt says even Aunt Heidi from 1995 says to her. This is a quote. What was the thought process on these shoes which she's absolutely right cuz like who could like those that's like your face only a mother can love. Yeah, and then she her answer was they matched and I wanted to wear something casual and and Heidi said you nailed it. And then at Heidi's like also second thought not coming to the wedding. Yeah. She's like after those shoes. I can't come to the sweaty. I always go to the wedding her shoes are killing her. They're hurting her feet. If I thought she was like that and they also hurt my feet. Yeah. Now this is insulting. She obviously to she's never walked in heels a day in her life or walked anywhere. Yeah, but her grandmother comes in a two of her friends come and they have their vows, right and part of their vows are like will you love each other in poverty and it's like well we already do it's like well, I mean that's that's a good right. So they're married for two weeks. They have no jobs. She can't get her GED because you know, she's just like so busy shopping, right? She can't focus her GED nothing. They don't, you know, they're busy Tracy their business people her mom tells him to get a job and they all go out to eat know that well, that's what people without money do off. He has no education at all and his uncle and aunt or her uncle and Aunt are disgusted but he gets a job as a mall security guard and I was like, oh, oh, yeah, that's actually pretty that's a decent. Okay job. I wish we would like learned more about him because we don't like where is his family where I spend probably declined to participate. Yep. Yep. So, it's January. She's 36 weeks pregnant and she packs his lunch for work and he works early and she plays Solitaire all day long. Okay. No, that sounds great, but you can't get her GED, you know, I am Job get your GED do something. So she goes bowling with friends cuz it's like super stressful to be alone. So she goes out with Sam and Jamila. I love me tell you something tell me that they give her truth bomb of having a child I guess but like here's the thing. She's already in this position. So why the friends always make them feel like shit because it's a it's a scripted little like tell them all the stuff that you're going to do them. You can't do right. That's true. Right. So Brandon's day off, right and they're going to talk about going to talk about her her classes. Oh no Tracy, you know, she's really good in math. She has now here's the thing. She said the two thousand divided by 4 is 1500. Mm. Yeah now I gotta tell you off at first. I was like she's crazy. But then I was like, oh I see where she was going with this where how Because two thousand divided by 4 is 500, right 502000 - 500 1500 right. That's all I see how she got pregnant. That's all I'm going to say. Like, I just see it dead so long and then I wrote and then I wrote in my notes right after that she is dumb right, but that's the thing like this is not okay. He goes I can see the smoke rolling out and and she meeting like her brains on fire and she goes to him. I'm not a complete idiot and he makes a face like I don't know about the Carfax. Right? Right. He makes a question mark face. So now she's doing her practice she D and she's failed the math now. It's she didn't feel that bad. She only needed to pass it, but she got a 39. Yeah, no song. You did like okay. She got like an A minus sure. Yeah, sure sure, whatever. He tells her that so the guy outside of the you know, I guess like the counselor for life is like yeah, you need you need 30 hours of math tutoring for $48 an hour. All right, we relaxed guy kiss my ass. Also. Can you not tell that she doesn't exactly have that money back? Okay, but also she's sitting there like with a calculator. She's like 8:40 or 4:30 hours of tutoring. It's like you can't do that math because if you could then you wouldn't have gotten a 39 on your test page. So why are we playing these games? She's like, oh that's like $50. Mhm. Oh, okay, I could do that. So grandma wants them out one more time. She's like hello. Goodbye. I don't want you. So they're about eating and shopping. They have their Aubrey's like we don't spend money Grandma. She's like not that much and she's like, we don't even go out to eat that much right, but we don't have anything saved. Not only do they have anything saved there in debt. So they're having a picnic in the park and he doesn't want her to work. He said that he makes enough money and he wants her to be a housewife and she said it's degrading to women to stay home. Now. Here's the thing, right? I don't think either it's like talking to two people that don't make any sense. Like she thinks that was at the she's trying to be smart. She thinks that the smart thing a smart woman would say is that's degrading right because it's like girls I think that you're using that in the wrong context here. I think that they're both using it in the wrong context cuz long as he makes enough money, but they're still in debt. They're negative. Right? Like they can't even afford to buy her ugh heels without charging just taking off so she might have to be an outside wife cuz he wants her to be a stay-at-home mom, but I gotta tell you I think she can't be a house. You keep me a housewife if you have no house. Okay, you can't log Housewife was going to be outside wave. Right cuz you can't afford to be a housewife. She's an outside wife cuz she's not going to have a house. Mhm. Yep agreed. She's going to be an outdoor wife boss is going to be a cardboard box wife. Yes. Exactly. So she meets with her front aerial and basically nothing happens. No one cares. Nothing really happened. I think her friends are tired of hearing her shit. Sure. Her friends are like listen, we're not really friends with you. You can't do math like yeah. Yeah. So now she tries to have the serious conversation with him and he's off get over it. She's like, well, I never even bring this up with you. He's like, yeah don't okay just keep doing that. And also they didn't have sheets on their bed. Like you always say people never hatched on the bed. Also. She has her nails done. Of course. She does hello saying so now it's definitely smoke cigarettes to I know seriously she probably has a lot of tattoos. Mhm. You're right though wage. February thirty nine weeks pregnant she's trying to go into labor, but you still live a grandma grandma want you to keep the baby inside your belly, right? So why are you trying to be doing extra fast? All right. So now they do her they broke her water ten hours later twelve hours later fifteen hours later. Now. The funny thing is they disguise all the nurses voices because the nurses don't even want to be involved in this. Yeah who wants to be involved in any of this 29 hours in she gets the epidural mhm 30 hours and she's pushing and she's pushing and she's just looking at him with a Blank Stare off. Yeah. No, she's less there's something broken in the silent. She does not say a word. She doesn't make a sound. Hm. I just looked at him like she like like someone having a fight in her head. Like there's nothing happening. Yeah. She's like she's blank. She has no emotion. They show her the baby eight pounds fourteen ounces born on, February 6th, June. Austin Carter She's unaffected. Now. She doesn't care. That's the thing though. I feel like she's someone who's like dead inside like she don't care. She doesn't so now it's a day later. This is a very faithful fat baby. The baby's cute. I like this baby. So her mom and her grandma come a day later. Her friends came and now she's breastfeeding when he's two days old and then they leave and then email holds him. I mean like I am terrified of the this is a quote from Mema. I don't do babies darling but me and my head kids. That's what's interesting. Okay, but guess what guess who Mima had as a kid who her mom, right? Mima didn't want her mom just like her that's true. I mean, I feel like okay say I have a kid right back when I'm a grandmother. Like I'm not interested in raising another kid either though not raising another kid, but you would absolutely be interested in like interacting with your grandchild right? Yep. But I just feel like if I was her I would hate Aubrey. Yes for living in the house, but not baby just came home from the hospital. You would know I agree. I agree. All right, so now it's febru the babies one week old and Brandon helps a lot. He's pretty nice pretty nice. So the baby's one month old and he's doing a lot of peeing this kid off the baby. He's yeah bath. He's peeing everywhere. So he's peeing all over her. They don't get any sleep. She can't study for her GED. She's not breastfeeding. So she asked him to make a bottle so that I notice that should stop eating but you know, like did it without without any problem, too? She didn't want to she has no emotion, right? That's the thing. I don't think it was doing anything for her. She has her way. She has no reflexes thought maybe that's how she got pregnant. She wouldn't have gotten pregnant though. Well, she yeah, she didn't push him off, you know, not fast enough so long over the bed. Okay, you ready? Yes. I'm ready. There's a there's a picture of a man and his horse on the beach. Well, I mean listen we evolved not you that long as you're not as trashy, but I've been that trash and I had like a pretend painting of like an ocean over my couch. Okay, but there was it was a cowboy song. Crouched down on the beach and his horse in front of the surf. Uh-huh. Yeah. It's very Arizona esque. I guess. I wonder who's room. This was before they took over it. I know I was wondering that's who took their baby. She was afraid of so now she's crying. Does she have postpartum depression? Yeah. I think she's very exhausted. She's probably just I think that I knew mother feels that way sure so now the grandma I know you guys are surprised once them out. Yeah. Grandma's probably like hello. Does anybody hear me? Hello, right oxygen. Yeah. I can't even yell by so she said by summer, they'll be out but they still haven't saved anything. They have zero money. Yeah. I hate these two. So he said talk about girls not respecting your grandmother. Yes, so he said he will make more money. So she wants to get a job and Brandon's like don't worry about it. I'm going to pan for gold. I'm gonna buy this gold kit for $100 a month. Mhm, Tracy, it's it's a strainer. I don't understand these people and the guy in the store was like quick to sell him a story about how much money he's going to make doing but I'll come on. So now she has a job interview at a pizza restaurant and I say pizza restaurant because this is clearly not a pizzeria. God is a dominoes so they play a game. I want to play it with you. Okay. Do you want to be the interviewer? Yeah. Sure. I'll be the interviewer. Okay, I'll be Audrey. Okay. Hi Aubrey. Hello, do you have a like what are some qualities you have? I don't really know. Oh, okay. Good. Okay. So it's let's play a game. Let's do a scenario here. Okay, so I'm across the river and I'm going to call you or not a customer. Okay, but we're just going to pretend. Okay. I'm just kidding. I have a customer. I'm going to call you and I'm going to say hey, I ordered a pepperoni pizza, but I got mushrooms on my pizza instead. What would you do? Pretend on the customer on the phone ring ring. Hello. Hi. I have a complaint. I ordered a pepperoni pizza and I got mushrooms my pizza instead. Hello. Hello. Hi. Hello. Did you hear me? I have a complaint. Hello. Okay, that's not a real phone call. There's no bad disconnection. No bad connection. Okay, Aubrey. Hi. Hello lady that lucky. Pizzeria Uno lady that works the pizzeria problem boss. I need pepperoni from a pizza. Okay, good. Have a nice day sweetie. I'll call you later. Okay? Thank you. I'd be so good at this job. Thank you. Okay, I'm going to be good at this job. Okay. Thank you. Bye hot. It was so creepy a potential but then she got the job to imagine must be very small town Tracy. Well, she got the job. Yeah, she must have won her over with something. We didn't see maybe she gave her a little hand job. Yeah, maybe a little finger blast. I don't know how Noel yeah cause she didn't answer the phone know trying to gain. She just she was blank. Maybe she was like, I'll just put her in the back just to make the holes in the dough. Okay all I heard I'll take her tenderize the dough cater her. Yeah, but no, but I mean literally did you see issue was using like The tenderizer like what people do to get rid of cellulite. She was putting dimples in the dough. I can't even breathe right now. All right. Well, guess what? She says to her boss is a real quote from the interview. Okay. I'm ready. Sorry. I've never answered phone calls before. An interesting answer them for the bill collectors though you you've been on the phone before right? No. She hasn't she was well on her page Sam looks like Kylie Jenner before. You're right. I just saying so now he's kind of annoyed that she got the job this guy and now the the the babies not need. Yes, the babies three months old. They really pretty much. Wow, they really shot. Yeah, they did. They it was like what we called three months old. Wow, so she's making pizzas and now it's their day off. So they go off Family gold panning now, it seems like a really lucrative hobby to have so they pull they just take dirt and put in a stream. I don't know what's going on, but it's $11,000 for an eleven hundred dollars for an ounce of gold players have to find a really big Crock of Gold. They're all over the place outside. Noel dirt is gold know. I know Tracy seashells are gold. Everything is gold know. This is it looks like dead wood. They're going in the swamps for gold like what is okay, but you know, it's so funny though. It's like this is like back in the day when people would like, you know, like a Fool's Gold Rush Oh, I know like this isn't real. Yeah, but that's the thing. This is like an MLM. It's like oh, what is she going to start selling essential oils? Right page should have gotten know I think they should have gotten a metal detector and gone to the beach. Okay. So at first I thought he was getting a metal need to like this isn't a bad idea. Once I saw his given fun fucking strainer to the body strainer. Yeah the same strainer for my pasta. Yes. Yeah. It was $1. I strained some spaghetti and at the other night. Yeah, it was $1 though. No, this was a hundred. Noel it was $1 for me to buy a better strainer than that he could have just gone like two Dollar General. Yeah, he could have gotten like a three-pack all different sizes. He could have gotten a three-pack. Okay. It could have been like the big one the medium and then little one like a strainer. Yes exactly what I'm saying, he could have taken the big one giving her the medium one and giving Austin Carter the baby was dead. Yeah, and the baby could have just been shaken right out of the womb to how exactly just saying. All right. Well, that was the entire episode what happens now so funny. I I didn't even look up what happened with them. Okay. Well, I looked up what happened if I didn't write it down, but I did read about it. Okay, so they split up. No, I know right? So they split up like a little while after the show and apparently so she was a stripper for a while know there was a video of her like making out with a girl she called it like a dog. Very spooked. She was dancing on a pool table. She was arrested for like drugs one time. And then and then that was it. I think she's like regular again and has another child. Okay. It says the pair's relationship did not last very long afterwards. They got divorced in March 2011. Oh, you know what I did read about her. I didn't write it down. But she also I think got arrested for stealing at a Walmart. Yeah, so she got arrested for that and for some for prescription drugs that she was not prescribed. Yes. Yes exactly. So she is on she's on Instagram. Oh, okay not find her. Okay. So here's the thing. I don't know if she has custody. Oh posted a picture 2014 and it says my beautiful family and it's her a baby and a guy that's not this guy. Right and I'm telling you I read an interview with her and it was about her being wild. It was very there was pictures of her brunette as a stripper off. Okay also, okay. So here there's one so I don't know why she would say my family without all of her kids in the picture. Yeah, because she probably may I mean, I don't know if her old like her ex-husband has the kid are maybe like her mom has the kid I don't I don't know. She does have a picture of him up from 2015 and he looks just like Brandon so I know that's him. Oh, but yeah I did. Know what is happening? Exactly, but she looks she looks unwell. Okay. She looks very not. Okay, correct. Yes. So I guess she had another baby though. For sure. Yeah, I feel like this is kind of you know, what happens a lot of the time. Yes, because she has a picture up 2014 October 22nd holding a baby. That's not the first baby. Right? She says nothing can come between hashtag mother and son Bond. Oh, well, there you go. There you go. Nothing can come between them unless it's your first child then whatever right? But the first child doesn't exist choices. She has a new life Halal new life. Well guys, if you have any more information guys, make sure that you're going to Teen Mom Trash Talk podcast on Facebook. We can discuss the episode. It's so much fun. We have Teen Mom trash talk stickers for stickers for sale. We have magnets now, that is the brand new product. 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How to Ensure that Your People Can Find You

Design Speaks

50:49 min | 1 year ago

How to Ensure that Your People Can Find You

"Welcome to design speaks the podcast that helps you discover uncommon inspiration take control of your creativity and create work gets noticed on your host. Brandy see joining me is my co-host Julie Haider this week. We're going to be talking about what you can do to help your people find you stay tuned for that coming up later in life show. Hi, Julie. Hi Brandy off. So Julie. Yes, would you think it was weird if the Geek Squad guy from Best Buy came to your house knocked on your door. And asked if you need help fixing your computer and you did not ask for him to come. Yes. I think that would be very weird and I would definitely be like dead. Please go away. What are you doing here? Did you fake that Geek Squad van? Yeah. Yeah, so I would totally be like if I needed your help, I know where to find you best birthday guy. But honestly, this is how we treat finding our people sometimes instead of letting them know what we offer and helping them know where to find us. We often show up at their door with our product or service and expect it to be a success and not super awkward or off-putting. So today we're going to talk about not being the weird Geek Squad guy off and so more on that in a minute, but first what have you been working on Julie? So I've had like a little bit of a break from shooting a loop minutes and I'm about to start back on that so lately, I've just been working on helping my couples figure out all the last-minute details and there's been quite a few changes because you know, the world is very uncertain right now. I bet a lot more people are doing elopement weddings. Are they is that like a trend that's like going up during coronavirus? Yeah, for sure. Lots of who who are planning a big wedding who don't want to postpone or just going ahead and getting married. But the thing I love about that is a lot of people are that's what they wanted in the first place, but they felt pressured to have a big wedding. So I'm happy for them that they're doing what they actually wanted. Anyway, that's fantastic. Yeah, speaking of things be different because of you know covet and stuff you and I have had to adapt quite a bit. Most of our season four season one was over resume. And so this season starting with this episode we're doing video now. So yeah for for those of you who are listening we actually are doing a video a full unedited God help us version of this on YouTube now, so this is our first one there's probably going to be some bumps for all of them. Watching over video because the upside to the audio is it's going to probably be a little cleaner and we're going to sound way more polished. But yes the bonus to the video is you get to see your smiling faces and Julie, please describe for the winners that get to see this video what they get to see behind you. Yes, I have a lovely closet here to my right your standard closet door and to my left. We have a tropical scene with wind blowing through the palm tree is the waves crashing on the shore. It's quite nice. I've been pretending that this is my window. It's not it's a green screen, but we're pretending it's a window. So you just had like a green screen life around my husband gives a twitch streamer. Yeah. He happens to have a green screen. So I commandeered it for the day. You also commandeered his gaming headset. So actually this one off That one's yours. You're a gamer Julie. I am actually I feel very intimidated like something's about to go down and I need to be careful. Don't worry. I'll go easy on you Faith. That's awesome. So so yeah, we're doing video now and I'm really excited. You can find it on YouTube. We'll have our we've had a a design speaks podcast YouTube channel for a while set up, but we just never really got around to put it in, you know putting anything out there. So this is our chance. I'm really excited to see be able to reach more people on video and just be able to put makeup on or I guess I know know the ups and downs are there like we can show up without makeup and that's great. But then sometimes it's nice to just like get ready. Like you're going to like a real meeting or something. So my normal so that's what that's what we've been doing over here. So that's really exciting. And I hope that you guys will check that out. So this week I've been inspired by so Michelle actually sent me. A episode. Do you know who Malcolm Gladwell is? I feel like I've heard the name that I don't remember who he is. I don't know much about him to be honest. He's he's got a podcast that's really popular called revisionist history that I've listened to like randomly over the years, but Michelle sent me this episode called Dragon psychology and I was listening to it and it's basically it's called Dragon Psychology 101. And the episode is basically about how the idea that Dragon's Hoard treasure. Right? Like they have a layer and they hide in there and they just hoard treasure and they kill anyone who tries to take it so they don't show it off to their neighbors. You don't ever know like what they have or how much they have and so this episode with Malcolm Gladwell. He's basically talking about Andy Warhol and hoarders and like Iraq is that like hoard collections that they never put out. They don't share them with anyone there just like in back closets and JRR Tolkien wrote a lot about you know smell. And the the hoarding of treasure and what that does to your mind and how that affects the dwarves and like all this stuff. So the idea of hoarding and I was listening to this and thinking, you know, it really inspired me to think about how people in general, you know, I think people like to hoard things but I think as creatives and creative professionals. Sometimes we like to hoard like our knowledge. We feel like what like any particular way we do something is like our treasure and like if we share it with somebody we're losing something if we don't keep it to ourselves, but the opposite is actually true that we grow by sharing which is such a weird idea what it sounds like don't you lose by giving away but you actually get something back. So it was just it was it was a good reminder to me not to hoard the things I share. I think I I try really hard to give people a lot of free value. I also know that I can have the job. And see sometimes when I'm trying to create content to think like well, is this something like I should save for like my course or my Mastermind Korea or the like the people that I coach But ultimately like those things go deeper in a way that I can never go like on a podcast or in a blog or in a Instagram post or you know anything so long sharing bits of the treasure that I have here and there and really has really helped me realize that like, I actually grow more by doing that and I think that if if other creatives can kind of grasp on to that concept that like don't be a dragon like don't hoard all of the treasure that you have don't hoard your knowledge your skills your expertise just for the people that are going to pay you for it. If you have something to share share it it's knowledge is so valuable and I think that if you know if I can be an encouragement to to anyone with that inspiration this wage Just try and share more and you'll actually get more by doing that. So anyways, that's that's what I've been thinking about a lot lately. I love that cuz I'm all about Community wage competition and I love learning. So this is perfect. All the good things like Andy Warhol and JRR Tolkien. How is this going to find common ground and somehow it did anyway sidebar Andy Warhol was like a major home. So that was where that came in and they have like his entire collection of just Randomness in the bath, bath bath. And I'm not one who believes in the back by half Millions. So honestly, a lot of times I bring songs that it can be a little more serious or a little heavy or maybe they affected me emotionally or mentally and sometimes well more than sometimes creatively obviously, but this week I brought this song because I've been listening to it basically since quarantine started which is some months now, so it's got some staying power. It's really just light and it's about, you know, just hanging out and kind of gives you the vibe that you're just hanging out in the in the van with Scooby and the Gang and driving down the beach and enjoying the wind in your hair. Which off Gosh, I would give anything for that right now. But the point is sometimes it's fun to just have a song that is just for fun. It has a good good vibe good energy and just kind of helps you be in a good mood. All right, so that was fun. And you should go listen to it to Julie since you didn't get a chance to hear it. Okay. Yeah, if you like Scooby, I don't know some people don't wash I never really watched it. But I'm I'm not against Scooby. Okay, as long as not not against Skippy then we'll be all right. So, okay. So Julie, let's talk now we get to talk about the real stuff. Yeah. So earlier in this season, we were talking about how to find out who your target market is to dive really deep into that and that's really great foundational stuff. But what do you do with that information? How do you make it so that those people particularly can find you? Because if other people who aren't your target market or front of you, it's probably not going to be the best fit for either one of you and you don't want there to be crickets, you know, you don't want the yeah. I to to know who your people are and then they can't find you. So today I am really excited to be talking about like dog. How to get those people you are people. Yeah. So the the idea behind this whole season and we talked about this earlier, but again this this is almost like an episode 1 of sorts for the people are finding us on YouTube. We are we are very practical this season. So last season it was a lot of like creative confidence and a lot more internal how to find inspiration and there are a lot of practical things to that but this season we really wanted to give people like when you leave this podcast you can turn it off and go do something like go out and actually know write your target story or you know, figure out what your goals are and your purpose and all these kinds of things. So yeah today, we really wanted to talk about things like finding finding your people on social media hashtag strategies. Julie is like an amazing SEO Guru, so she's going to be talking about SEO will probably talk a little bit about like Google AdWords off. Text just to cover like the basics, but I'm going to I'm going to let you start with sort of SEO because I think that that's I think people get the general idea behind hashtags and I will talk a little bit more about how to use those strategically, but I think that SEO is probably the thing that honestly when people approach me that are not my people that they obviously did not read the description of what I do and they saved you help me with my website and I'm like no no I cannot but I know someone who possibly can depending on what that is. So tell us tell us about SEO tell us how people can use what they know about their person Their audience to help them figure some of that out. So SEO can see really young like intimidating and it does take a little bit of knowledge, but I think it's kind of fun. I don't know maybe I'm a weirdo if I don't I don't know what to say to your like a sadist if you log Let's see. Oh, that's like people that like to code. I don't understand you. You just look at lines of of numbers and words all day. It's like a fun challenge, I think and I think part of the reason I do see it as a challenge and not just like, oh, I'm in a plug-in this keyword a thousand places on my website is because I like to take the approach of not just looking at the like obvious things but more creative coming in and thinking about other ways that I can find or I could have my target market find me when they're not even looking for we favorite thing to do. Okay, let's talk about that. Yeah. Okay. So I'm an adventurer lutman photographer. So obviously I try to drink for that keyword on my homepage and all that and that's like pretty basic SEO stuff which you can find good information about that which is basically just taking your title and sticking that in places. Yeah. Yeah putting those that keyword phrase into as many different places as you can and I woke You guys with all that because that's basic information. You can find so many places where I think it gets more interesting is kind of taking a step back and thinking what is it that you're black market? Like what? Okay. So when we were talking about your target market we drove into like what are the issues that they're facing like what are their potential objections to hiring someone like you like all these different things and they think if we look back at that information now, it can actually help us know like how we can sort of insert ourselves into where they're looking into their story. I like for instance for you Brandy. You don't do just plain old logo design. So yes, you could try to rank for some key word related to logo design, but that's not going to bring you literally going to do the opposite of I want. Yeah, exactly. And so that's really like not going to be an efficient use of your time. I would want to try and rank for dead. Design strategist creative coach. Yes. Yeah, but let's say your target market doesn't know that they need a design strategist. How the heck do you get to them? Yeah when they don't know that their life for you. So one of the things that I like to do is look at what problems they're facing and think about like what sort of things would they be Googling when they're trying to figure that out and he's just kind of like, what is the step before looking for you? So for an elopement photographer, we are usually one of the first things that a couple books before they get to like, you know, the song or Minor Details or like to booking like a forest or something like that, but usually they're looking at other things before they start to look for a photographer and I want them to find me in that stage not when they're looking for your Furs because that sets me apart from everyone else. If I'm the only photographer that they find who's giving great information, then I don't even have to compete against the other photographers right making of dead. Morning. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, so I'm thinking about like, okay. So a couple is considering eloping or maybe they've already decided they are going to Loop what kind of questions do they have? In fact, they Googling right now. So for me that's stuff related to locations, or maybe there are thinking about like, oh, what dress would I want to wear or like what do you mean kind of dress? Should I be looking for? So for instance? I have a blog post that is about how to find an adventure elopement dress sensor. It's giving tips on like what kind of dresses are going to be really hard to, you know, high kick in and stuff like that and the things you need to consider about like fabrics and you know temperatures and Seasons that you're eloping all that kind of good information that's expertise that I already have if I was just having a you know a conversation with one of my Brides like that's information. I could give her so it's really valuable. It shows that I'm an expert and people are searching from that. I just looked dead. My like Google analytics yesterday and that blog post is really tripping right now because so many people are deciding to look and they're like crap is my boss is like, you know, the dress that planning to get maybe I need to make those changes. So they're asking those questions and they're finding that blog post. So I think that's a really amazing way to pull yourself out there for people to find you when they don't even know that they need to find you yet. Right. So knowing their problem like is is the first step in and hopefully by this point in in the journey that we're helping take you on this season. You do know what those problems are. Yeah, absolutely. So when I'm trying to think of that stuff, I really just like make a list of all the different things that all of questions people might have the kinds of things that they might be searching for and then you know, what do you do next with that? So that's where keyword research comes in and I know that can also sounds scary. Yep. How overwhelming it can be. Yeah, it's like I have especially for you know, who a lot of our listeners are independent graphic designers. So freelance or small boutique, you know or something like that. It's very much like oh my gosh. This is just like one more thing that I have to try and figure out and it can be it can be a lot and I speak I speak as someone who when I first started trying to figure this out and I still don't have it figured out. My SEO was probably not great on my website if I'm being perfectly honest because I haven't I haven't gotten this deep into it so long you're also like I'm taking notes for me and I'll say yeah, our audience is definitely going to get a lot out of this. So continue. Yeah. So for kind of combating the overwhelm, I recommend just like diving deep into this for a day or two and just sort of, you know, getting your mind set on that and then just going doing everything you need to do and then you'll have a dog And and then you can go do that like as needed. So it doesn't feel like you know, you don't need to do this every day every week even every month, especially once you get kind of get this foundation. So you start with those questions that you've got and then I think you could probably like use your word map actually for some of this. Oh, I think I might have to have a side session and do this together. I'm interested in this idea. Yeah, so it's very much like brainstorming. So I I like I told you I'm nerdy about as the oh so I have a spreadsheet in Google Docs boy. Here we go off. So I start with like some basic key words that I think like be something that people are searching for so to just kind of preface this keyword research is figuring out which key words people are actually searching for on Google and sometimes like what you expected to be is what people are searching but other times it's not and so so this goes beyond just getting on Google like I did yesterday. And going graphic designers are and leaving a blank, you know, totally something you could do. Yeah, which PS like the fourth biggest answer that was pretentious. I don't know feel about that. Anyways, yeah. No, actually you can totally use Google for that. You know, like either leave it blank. He can see what it's Auto populating because that's going to be something that's search for often. And then also if you search for kind of like a more General keyword, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the the the results page it's going to give you some suggestions of like related searches. So usually if you start with something general it's going to give you something more specific. Sometimes that matches what you do and sometimes it doesn't but that's like a super fast easy quick way to do things. You're scared of using Google AdWords Planner. Yeah, honestly. Yep. You saying that the that I should use the word map for this then all of a sudden? I feel like not overwhelmed anymore. I'm like, yeah, totally doable. I mean I have a spreadsheet but if I'm writing it out like that, I think that could really help you. And like I said, it's just kind of a brainstorm. So I usually start with something that just comes to mind right away. And then so if you go into I personally just use the gear the Google AdWords Keyword Planner. I think that's what it's called. Now. They've changed the name. Okay. You could probably buy say if you just search Google adword. Yeah. Yeah. So obviously, you use that like they are wanting you to actually do a Google AdWords campaign, but I've never done that you don't have to do to use this Keyword Planner. So you just have to like pretend that you're going to do and then not actually go through with it basically wait. It's like window shopping. Yeah how to Window Shop Google. Sorry when you go into their you have two different options. One of them is to just like check the analytics on specific keywords. So you're supplying all those keywords and it's going to tell you how many times it's being searched per month and life. Your competition rate is but then the other option is I'm trying to remember exactly how they word it. But it's basically like you suggest one key word and then it's going to come up with other key words that I think are related and suggest this to you. So it's good to use both of those that'll kind of help you brainstorm. Sometimes if you're like talking about a really nice topic. Google doesn't have a good suggestions or any suggestions. So sometimes you really have to do the brainstorming yourself, but I feel like once you get started and get in the groove of it. Suddenly you're thinking about all kinds of related things. So what I like to do is Go in with a just an easy key word that I'm like yeah at this topic is probably something that people are thinking about I see if Google has any suggestions if they don't then I start thinking about it my cellphone. So for instance when I talking talking about the elopement dresses immediately, I thought like oh Adventure wedding dress, but I was like, I wonder how many people actually I you know the term Adventure wedding, right? Yeah. I totally didn't until you started doing it. Right exactly. So some people may be searching for that but not knowing what it's like officially call right even a low back pain in my mind had a completely different connotation. It's like people running away to get married in a courthouse and some other state and no one knows where they went. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, so terms really matter because for instance if you are a baker and you were up to see a like that's a really fancy word that is nine out of ten. People aren't good enough. That might be your official title. That might be like, oh what your bakery does is the fancy pastry is when all that but what people are probably Googling is like where can I buy cupcakes near me or like where the best pastry wage stuff like that way more basic like they're not going to know those words. So it's really important that you find out what people are actually searching because you can ranked like number one for a certain word. But if no one searching for it, it's not going to bring your traffic. So it's really important to know which keywords are actually being searched unless you know that your ideal Target doesn't know those words and you only want people That does know like what a French pastry chef is called then that's yeah, so maybe if you were like a French pastry chef school, right? Yes off use those words, but for the everyday person they're just like where can I get a cupcake? So back to the I'm really good at taking you off track. No, that's okay one. We're talking about French pastries. I know just anything French in my mind's are my mind is gone. So step one know the problems and the people step to start easy go like find easy keywords to start with. Yeah and then move from there and as you're doing that and like trying different, so if it's location-based business try different like location keywords, like your state your city other related words to that, you know, like if you are in San Diego home Could be Southern California it can be so Cal it could be San Diego. Like there's a lot of different words that could mean basically your same area. If your area doesn't matter there's all kinds of other things created to all that too. So just like play around and put all kinds of things in there. It's just like a brain dump just put it in and see what happens and Google may tell you nobody searching for that and then you know, I don't bother with that key word or they might tell you like, oh a thousand to ten thousand people a month or searching for this. So it's just it's very Illuminating and it points you in the right direction of this is m e word that you need to be working on. I kind of I have had a hard time with it because it has felt very overwhelming. And where did you go to just like even figure out cuz I got on a Google AdWords search you're thinking that you sent me too and It was like not entirely they didn't really walk you through how to use it. No, so it's not intuitive. It's not intuitive at all. And like I would say I'm pretty tech-savvy like I can find my way around an interface pretty well like I do my I do my own WordPress website and stuff. And so I feel I felt going into it. Like I should be able to figure this out. Julie said life. It's pretty pretty helpful and I sat on there for a few hours and I just just like, I don't know what I'm doing like it's showing me words and it's showing me numbers, but I'm like, how do I know what's related to what so we're seeing people go and and we'll keep going on this obviously, but where can people go just like for that particular tool to actually help them figure out how to use it without seeing, you know, five days killing themselves trying to understand how even work. Yeah just to find the basic words that they need. Yeah, I personally would go to Google and look for somebody who's showing you exactly where to click because there's a lot of extra stuff that's related to Google AdWords that you're not going to need home. And so just for keyword research you really are only clicking on like three different things, but you gotta know where those are and I think visually seeing it like for me it's super easy to go in there and I just like click click here. This is the information I need but as someone coming in fresh and not knowing like what you're looking at your like so many buttons so many. Yeah, there's just a lot. Yes, so I would either find like a long post that has like step-by-step pictures that are like circling the things you need to be clicking on or just go to YouTube and find a video find somebody who's just giving you like the basics. You don't need something super complicated wage. I mean I could point you just some people on YouTube who I think are really great experts, but honestly like you kind of have to know what you're doing before you and see what cuz you're like, what are they talking about Louis? Yeah. Yeah, so just find something basic and visual. So once you so say you've gone through that step they've figured out how to use the Google AdWords thing. What's the next step? So I have this information now, I have the words have the key words that people are looking for to kind of help them. Give them a road map to find me but then what do I do with these words now? So now you're going to click on create some sort of content that is on that topic and using those keywords. So you can either if you're if you have a Blog on your website, you can do a blog post about that or you can create just a regular web page there not too different. Like Google isn't going to trade treat them super different as far as like, you know actually ranking. If you do a web page, you can make it happen. Like it doesn't have to be something that's linked from your like home page menu and all that especially if you're like only wanting people to find you through that. I would probably recommend This if you're trying to put out helpful information that you're people who are already following you and already checking out your website if you want them to see that too. I would put it on your blog because then that information is like clear to find for everyone. So if they're Googling and they come find you or if they're already familiar with our website both those people can find that information. But if you're just trying to get to have someone find you for like services that you're offering or something like that then it probably makes more sense to have it as a web page if you want it to not be linked on your main menu or anything then like it's a little more secret but people can still find you in Google that doesn't really affect that as long as it's like a page that Google's crawling. So if people aren't writing blogs, yes say say there's you know a Say there's a designer that just went freelance and they just want to find you know, let's say restaurants that need an update to their logo off. They need new branding. They need like they need all the stuff and they this person does not have a Blog they don't write. How did they use the SEO the F to help their people find them? Yeah. So for them, I would definitely say to create a web page start a blog. No. No, I took it a web page. And so in that case like they're specifically wanting to Market themselves to restaurant owners. So that's like a very a very specific like a leased thing. And I think that's where you can really Excel SEO is if you try to go for a super broad keywords, like it's going to be a lot harder to rank for that because for one more people are trying Thank for those broad keywords, but also it's just harder to talk in a broad way through your texts on your website. Whereas if you're talking about something super specific like if that's those keywords are just going to naturally come up so much and Google's going to look at that page and be like, oh, this is definitely a page about this Niche topic. Yeah, having packages that are like very specific to a certain thing. Those are going to be easier to rank for yes, I would say because I do know a lot of designers that are that don't blog sites that just have a portfolio website. Yeah, my input on that would be use those words in a case study. So instead of doing like a blog post as you know, here's just like an article about this thing do a case study of a project that you've done before that is for a restaurant. Yeah, and you can that it basically just acts as a nickname. Ended portfolio so you can say here's what I did for this restaurant and then those keywords can pop in and out of that and it acts in a similar way searchable to a blog post. Yes. Yeah. I yeah, definitely. I think that's a really great idea and also, yeah, so when you are writing like obviously you want your keywords and it doesn't have to be like the whole string of like wage if it's a key word that has like three different words in it. They don't always have to be together for Google to know that you're still talking about that. Okay. I didn't know that. I thought that they did. Yeah, it used to that that way but home Google Bots are a lot smarter now, so it's more like Gary and amazing. Yeah, but so there's like a hierarchy with titles and stuff like that song. Basically it starts with like your each one title on the page is going to be like the most important and Visually it also is the most important so you definitely want to make sure that your key word is in that that's probably going to be the song Love your page anyway, so it just makes sense. But having subtitles is also important and I think that's a great way to like address the questions that you think that your target market is going to be asking or the topics that they're wanting information on and it also just like visually breaks up the page. So it's not just like a wall of text for them. Yeah, that's daunting and they're not going to let that soak it helps break things up. And then also like, you know, if you're answering a question that you see that people have Googled that's one of the key words having that question is a title or subtitle like our Google is going to like pay more attention to that. Whereas if you just had that same question just in the regular like paragraph text. It doesn't put as much importance on that. So it's nice helpful for like the Google Bots but also for just like user experience, too. So yeah well and our audience here is primarily designers so they should know. Yep. No, you know, you know how to create hierarchy out there. At least you better if you don't yes, just call Julie and I and we can we can help you out speaking of like broad broad words and categories and things like that. That's that leads perfectly into Instagram because I mean how many times have I know know how many times you've done it but I don't know many many times I've searched like a specific hashtag. That maybe is bigger than I thought not for my purposes. But just as an Explorer as a user and out there looking for things. I'll search something like creative process or designer say let's just say designer just to check out new designers out there and then random like the most random photos pop up on a gram and it's like this is not a picture of anything related to design. So what's happening there is? It's too broad and it's popular. So the thing that tends to happen Less on a webpage probably still happens, but less on a webpage and more on on like social media special program is that people will look for the soup like the trending hashtag. So, you know, even something like coronavirus or something that's got like a huge following of people. They will throw it on to their posts just to get people to see them. So that is the opposite of of what you want to try and do so, I would say five 4 to kind of transition from what Julie's been talking about. I think you probably still need to use those those same keywords and start to maybe transition them over into being hashtags. I've only started doing that based on my very limited use of the Google Keyword thing. But when you put in a hashtag into Instagram, it will automatically like over to the left or right or somewhere nearby it tell you how many people are using that wage tag. Yeah. So one strategy that that seems to work really well for me that I've noticed is using a mix of the really low number hashtag wage and the really high number hashtags not using the high number hashtags just because they are high numbers but because it actually is something that you do so like graphic design has a huge number because right Fortunately or unfortunately, a lot of people will identify as a graphic designer or say what they're doing is graphic design whether it is or not. We could talk about another time but it's a huge hashtag but often I still use it anyways because it's what I it's part of what I teach is what I do, but then there's also things like I have started always using my very own hashtag which is uncommon inspiration and that one I'm trying to grow so that when my when I'm talking to people that understand what that means they will be able to search through everything. I've created wage based on just that hashtag. So what is your experience? I have I have just recently really started to strategically use hashtags to find my people now that I am transitioning over to be more of a creative coach and speaker and hopefully writer very soon. But, you know being a podcaster and stuff there's there's like a lot of birth. And every time I put out like a post the captions change because it's not always about the same thing. So how have you used like the key words and your hashtag strategy to bring people find you on social media versus finding you on just Google? Yeah, so they are definitely related. I will say like one thing that I find a little frustrating about Instagram hashtags is it tells me how many posts are are with that hashtag, but that doesn't tell me how many people are searching that right? Yes. So forget how many people are using it not who's actually caring about it off. Yeah. So if a hashtag is heavily used by other Adventure aluminum photographers, but actual couples aren't looking at that hashtag and they'll new look for it. It wasn't a matter of how many, you know posts are when they may not help me. So it is really important to again go back to like what like thinking as your target market. What will they be looking for? And what kind of hashtag? Alias so I try to kind of follow people who I think are my target market and like create a relationship with them on Instagram. And so if they post a photo I try to look at them tags, they're using and make note of those and a lot of times they're unrelated to my field, you know, like related to the outdoors different hashtags like that that aren't like a little related but they're Outdoors related. So it's like common interests. And yeah, so I have I have like a a whole database of hashtags and it really is a mix of things and I think throwing in a little bit of everything in a strategic way, I don't write just like picking random things and we just throwing stuff at the wall. Yeah. No, that's not exactly not how we work around here, Julie and I know that's so the the the downside and I just want to make it really clear like the downside to going after big hashtag is not just because they're big but it's because you will be lost in a sea of all of them. Hashtags, so I could search graphic design and literally be scrolling for probably days and never hit like the end or maybe even hit anything. I'm remotely interested. In fact, I had been using design process because that's what I teach and what I found when I was following that hashtag is that people have people more closely associated with design process to Industrial design, then they do graphic design. So I I'm now in the process of trying to figure out my hashtag strategy so that people find like you said, they don't know that they're searching for design process. Yeah. So what I've what I've arrived at most often is that the problem that I'm helping solve is that people have creative block them know how to get started and process that I teach solves that but they're not going to be searching for that. So I searched creative block or you know, things like that and that has a far far away. Smaller number of of uses than the other and then you can actually find your people that are like, you know, I hate my life sitting at my desk hashtag creative block off like yeah, you are my person. Yeah, exactly. And I also asked the people who inquire with me like how they found me and if it's through Google or Instagram, I specifically asked what they searched and that is really Illuminating to tell you like this is what like my actual real life target market person found me through this hashtag and it doesn't need only use that hashtag from here on out. But you know at least someone was looking there. Yeah and thought to look there so that's a good step further because I actually I think every single person that finds Instagram and I answer every email or inquiry obviously on my website and I always ask them. Like, how did you find me? But I don't often ask if ever I've maybe have asked a couple of times like dead. What like sometimes they'll say I found you with hashtags, like that's all they'll tell me and if they say that I'll say like can I ask like which hashtag it was but I don't do that for my website. I just bought like someone else I found you through like Google or LinkedIn. I'm just like, okay that's good to know. But yeah, I think going that step further really is helpful. Yeah, and another thing that I'm like trying to do more is thinking outside of the box of like if they found me through another account on Instagram, I like like featured or you know, somehow like showcased her linked or whatever. What would that account be and like, you know, if another adventure a little bit photographer like shouts me out like a core great, but would someone like hire me based on that. I don't know, you know, but like what are the related things like it goes back to your target market and like what their hobbies are wage? Values are like what are the things that are important to them and they spend time thinking about and looking at and all that. Where can I be showcased or like collaborate with someone in that dead industry and then people be like, oh and maluma photographer. That sounds interesting. I'll go follow this person when really like they were originally following a backpack account right like crazy dogs account or something like that. So I think like thinking outside of your industry of like a place where you could collaborate with another account that is related. But unrelated like the peripheral stuff like not just in the center. Yeah that makes total sense again, not random, you know, like yeah really look into your target market and like what kinds of things like, what does their personal Instagram account look like? Who are they following? Yeah, and that is one of the questions that we did make sure to tell people to answer when they were creating. They're like ideal audience if who else do they fall off? On social media and why so not just other people like you but what other kind of things like what for me I I might be looking at what kind of like planners do they use cuz the kind of people my target audience wants to have something physical that they can you know work with and they have a planner and they don't just use them under on their their phone or whatever. So yeah, so things like that, so lastly before we wrap up just briefly what is alt text cuz we sort of touched on the fact that we would talk about that just a teeny bit for maybe I'm guessing most people know what that is, but for the people out there that like this is all new to them. And they especially mostly have images like portfolio type stuff on their website. How can they use alt text to kind of drive people as well? What is all text? And how can they use? Yeah. So I'll text is the hidden text that you can go in on your end of things and put into an image, but nobody's actually seeing it when they're looking at your website suck in years past people tended to cured stuff that but the actual intent intent for all text is if someone is hearing impaired and they're having their computer read off text to them the computer is going to read what hopefully is a description of what that images. So Julie would say wind blowing in breathe behind right here. Yeah, so I think you can use it as both you'll cancel stick key words in there. But you also need to make sure it's accurately describing the image and not just saying, you know, like a whole string of keywords that even isn't even a real sentence. So make it a real sentence May describe the picture but totally throw some key words in there. Yeah, like how you would describe it to someone. If you were actually talking to someone having to describe that exactly. Yeah, and when quick thing I want to know about that too is you don't want to have the same this also goes off like the file names of your images that can have key words in it as well. But with all text and your file names for the images don't just put like the same name and then just you know, 1234 guilty need to have guilty. They all need to have separate different names and that's an opportunity to put a wide variety of specific keywords in there. But if it's all the same thing you're going to be competing against yourself and that's so okay. So I I think I'm going to have to have you do like a An SEO singing with me. So let's plug for you. Tell me about this and I'm probably going to need to do one with you. But yeah, so since I am nerdy and I like to talk about life and I love like problem solving and figuring out like what is you know the right strategy for people to use for their business I do offer SEO checkups, and that's like a one-on-one call that is an audit of your website and going in and specifically saying these are the different things Page by page that you can change to make a difference. So starting with if you don't already know like what keywords you would need to go for we talked about that and it's all based on who you're trying to reach and like what your goals are. So yeah, like on a nice one on one call of like helping you figure it out. So you're not feeling lost and it goes beyond like me just telling you how to do these things but actually like specifically for your business here the different steps that you need job. To make a difference in your SEO. So my students have had a lot of success in gotten a lot of growth which always makes me super excited. So I'd love to work with anybody who's feeling like I want to do it themselves, but they're really not sure where to start and they're intimidated by things so you can go to seo.com and find out the information about the checkups and I will put the link to that on on our show notes. So that will be available to everybody and I'm probably going to do that right now when we hang up go schedule that with me because I definitely thought basic understanding but I could definitely use some some more some more goodies. So hopefully we've given people some new ideas on ways. They can help people find them metaphors without them metaphorically showing up on people's doorsteps. Don't you asking for their business? Cuz nobody likes that I feel bad for like The solar sales guy that has to knock on everybody's doors cuz yeah, door-to-door sales not really a good idea. We're not in the fifties people make it stop no choice. So, okay. Off off again that was movies in the back by half noise. 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The Heart of Business with Hubert Joly

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The Heart of Business with Hubert Joly

"Hello everybody. Welcome to this edition of the. What's next live happening today. With someone i admired for many years bear jolie. Thank you so much for joining us today here on. What's next and tiffany. Thank you for hosting listen and look forward to our conversation. Well before we get started for those of you who don't know who he is. Let me read this quick vile. Because i think it's pretty amazing. He's the former chairman and chief executive of best buy and is now a senior lecturer at harvard. Business school he is also a member of the board of directors of johnson and johnson and ralph lauren corporation. A member of the international advisory board of hec patty and a trustee of the minneapolis institute of art. He has been recognized as one of the top. One hundred ceos in the world by harvard business review one of the top thirty. Ceo's in the world by barron's in one of the top ten ceo's in the us by glass door but in all around great guy that should be the ending of that. So thank you again. Yes if figure well before we get started you know for those of you joining us. Please pop in the comments or where you're joining us from. It's always great and if we have somebody from putty please post a question French and who bear will answer it for you but as we get started i always start with something. I call bullish bearish. So are you ready. Bear bless your for it bayrischer against it of course vision right all right. The first one artificial intelligence generated art. Bush who wow even on the board of an art gallery. I'm interested to hear all right. The next one underwater hotels benesch me to all right and then the third is virtual reality shopping use beliefs but not not excited personally but bullish. Okay all right. We'll go with that. Yesterday was the launch of bears book. The heart of business. I have it right here. Having advanced copy so go pick it up. You know if you've loved this conversation or if you're just looking to really learn about somebody's journey so with that. I'd love to start bear with the meaning of work. I think you've got in very interesting perspective. Because i think people understand sometimes why we have to work because we have to pay bills but why we work and the other is the problem with perfection. I'd love to hear your opinion. Yes so most of the spends a large percentage of our life working. So i think the question of why we work is a very legitimate question. Of course you know some of it is. We need the money. Let's agree to get the kids to college to eat and and so forth but there's a self reflection piece here is work a curse or a because some dude seemed in paradise. Is it something we do so that we can do something else who administered. I'd be watching. The vikings beat the green bay packers which sometimes happens not always or is it really something. That's part of our quest for meaning. Is it something that part of our fulfillment is it. Something that can give us joy in meeting our life. I love this quote from the liberty. Sports halil brand. Who said work is love. Made visible in my sense is in the heart of every one of us. Even well you said it was made the force be with us right so star was even vader is son believes the. He's got some good in him still in our hired. There is a desire to do something good in the world it. I think it's magical if we can find this opportunity in our work and we can actually find energy and passionate our in anything. That's the foundation for me of what i see is necessary. Reinvention of business and capitalism will grow the around the notion of purpose meaning businesses are forced for good in placing people at the heart of business. So we'll talk more bags perfection. Oh my god perfection disease. It's a disease. I don't know about everybody's experienced but when i was growing up in france the teachers would spend a little time telling us everything we did wrong knotweed. We did well but we did wrong. And so that led me in this. Many of us read like this to want to excel and be perfect. Confusing performance will progress and perfection. In is a friend of mine who once told me there is among suited to the quest for perfection is evil right it was coming at this from a religious standpoint and saying that the fallen angel it oh who left god's thought he would. It was a he clearly. He thought he could get beyond on his own. Didn't need anybody so perfection means a complete. I don't need anybody else. And here's the problem in business life with perfection. I you know you're not gonna like yourself. Because here's the scoop. You're not perfect. So you actually not gonna like yourself and not gonna like other people on your team. You're gonna have human beings and guess what they're not perfect so they're going to be. That's how i saw it obstacles to achieving something in. That's a sad thing is a mess better outlook which is okay. My name is uber. I'm not perfect. I need help okay. I'm going to ask for help. And then if i see what could league also needs cobweb. We're gonna help each other. You can admire somebody who is perfect you cannot love them in i think in life life is all about human connections and relationships in the only way to open. These relationships is by being vulnerable. Well i think that so much that you said there. Because i think that's aspirational you know. People sometimes don't know how to put that in action and one thing. I wanted to hone in on that. You investing in yourself and how to be better. It's not about being perfect but being better and we share a common friend marshall goldsmith. I'm one of his under coaches and of course he endorsed your book and and i'd love for you to share that a ceo like you right top hundred in the world top thirty top ten all of this. You had a coach and so talk about talk to us about that. Yeah tiffany thank you in the united brothers and sisters from different mother. Maybe but i love that ten fifteen years ago. If somebody had told me jack or mary is working with the coach. What's wrong with them right. Who needs a coach. Are they in trouble. It'd marshall who was my coach studying in two thousand and nine invented the idea of feed forward right so when i joined best buy three months into it things were going well but a told the team look this. Let's agree that this general is going to be difficult. The reason why know it's going to be difficult is everybody thinks we're gonna die. That's how you know each one of us. I don't need to be the best leader we can be stocked with me so my show is gonna come in. It is going to ask you for feedback. Which you know i it. Didn't he gathered. it's and he said there. You don't need to do anything. There's nobody who decides what you should do. You get to decide whether you want to do something in what you want to get better at. Which is a wonderful positive notion. As opposed to six months ago you did this. That was bad cannot change this so went back to my team and say all right. Thank you for all of the feedback. Decided to work on getting better on these things number one number two number three would a follow up with each of you as you for advice on how i can get better at these three things and three or four months from now will full up a second time to see how i'm doing. Of course believe me. Tiffany excruciating pain. Were like me. But dan so helpful. Because i got a ton of ideas in also signalled at the same time to the rest of the team. You know if you need to work on something. that's okay. We'll we're all in this journey in fact if you interview somebody else for embezzling as what are you working on and everybody is working on getting better at something and then we help each other. Because if mike is working on that. I can give him advice and we trade. And so it's a created a culture of progress in vulnerability and camaraderie and mutual support. That was a game changer. In now so away with he perfection and on with wanting to get better in helping each other in in being kinds smells yes rights especially in these times it. You know one of the things. That national does encourages the great advice for everybody in at the end of the day. If you can maybe at the end of the week do some self reflection. Maybe you guys already do this right in the question. That mashal encourages us to ask is do they do my best today. It oh to have a good competition with tiffany or take care of my children or work on agra strategy in do a self assessment. Any self-assessment is not great. Be kind to yourself will tomorrow. You can't let him are. Yes so great advice from a good friend. Marshall marshall. if you're listening yes hello marshal. Well you know we have a connection. Also that i obviously know him at salesforce before that i was at gartner but four that iran a division of gateway computers right when right when the stores closed and we merged with machines and all of a sudden we showed up in retail. Because we've closed our coast our stores right and that was our new go to market model. You know i. It's sad to see that gateway has no longer right in the former whisper of it's you know pass self but during that time i think it was a very different best buy and i talk a lot with people on this show about sort of what they did. And you know how great it was and all the you just shared. But what's really difficult. Now is the how you take a brand like best. Buy that had a particular culture as you said you know. Things couldn't get worse people at pretty much written you off and you have to go in and go all the way from that to what you called back to blue which i covered in my book. Growth iq so maybe take us through. Because the how. I think is what gets really challenging. How do you shift big things like that. When it comes to people process systems culture and the brand yarn. Woody delightfully surprising in amazing resurgence of base base of critics of the entire buzzer. My team today rights with they would. We've done what they've done is nothing short of extraordinary so there was there was phases in our journey. I think it's good to break down. I you know when i was approached to become the ceo was neither crazy. No suicidal. I thought that the world actually needed best buy as customers for some of our purchases. We actually need a place where you can touch feel in cedar products and get advice any supposedly. The vendors nights needed a place where to showcase the food of their billion. Billions of dollars of ryan the vestment and the timing twenty twelve. The problems of the company were self inflicted crisis. Were not competitive. The shopping experience language. Not great customer service experience in the stores not great so good news is if something self inflicted you can fix it. Nobody to blame until the first phase which we called we knew blue was about fixing which was broken out. A lot of advice was cut. Cut guts you. The story in tons of turnarounds people told me close stores fire people love stores where profitable. So you know. And i don't like it when people to paraphrase in ronald reagan would say that people are the problem now. People are the source. There's a solution so you don't have to fix the business a spend my first week working in a store in saint cloud minnesota listening to the frontliners. The add all of the answers so eight before before anything else. I want everybody to hear that. Because i've been you know so many people on the show give out one nugget. Ask better questions and listen right. All right go ahead years. Do i have in. How many mayors have and and so this this so my job was to take notes of what they were talking about. You know they wanted to be able to match online places. They wanted to have a better shopping experience on the side. They wanted to redeploy the The footprints in the stores away from physical media to the growing categories. Then you all of the answers so my job was put it down in endure it. The second thing is indisp- people centric approach firing head in reducing headcount in particular on the front. That's the last resort with. I tried to see how we can grow the company. It's amazing what's up. Land gross can do so the turnaround manual number. One is grow the top line if you could go after cost which we had to and we did take billion dollars of god. Style focus on non-salary expenses. I which is the bulk of the cost structure at most companies in all knee. Reduce headcount if you really need to in as a last resort and then the third element of this people centric approach as a leader and i was a culprit of this things. Think that with mckinsey background till about problem solving coming up with the right answer. In case our role as leader is to create an environment that can leash human magic. It's to create energy in physics. We learned that energies of finite quantity not in human organizations. So that's our role as either sweets about co creating the plan. It's about getting going celebrating. The and early wins talking about the problems with struggling with this. Well let's get a team together to jointly solve this and so that was a big piece. The other thing is that there. There's several big disease in the world. Today there's dependent the covy nineteen pandemic the other one is endemic of zero-sum games. The only way for you to win tiffany on this show is if i lose. That's crazy right now the partnerships with it with the key vendors the world's foam was companies will have all now a store within a store at best buy. That was a game changer. Good for the customers. Good for samsung. Sony apple even amazon has got a presence not store in good for us because it was so many so that was the first phase of our transformation then evolved evolved to defining noble purposeful. The company making it real and then helping everyone at the company right themselves into that story because you see many companies today writes a purpose and then nothing happens. Is there several steps to go from doing that to a time when everybody companies spring in their step. They're fired up. It's like electricity in the doing great things for each other in their customers while they're so they are first before we go on. Please put your questions in whatever platform you're listening to. I just wanted to let you know. We've got people joining from switzerland. We've got somebody katie's from london. Monique from brazil. We've got someone else from the uk. Indiana all rain atlanta sweden. We got people from all over the world. So how fantastic. But there's something about best. Buy that i think people don't realize a lot of that store in the store was really born out of best buy. That's one but there's a great story that i actually covering growth iq. Around how cisco had a product called flip for those of you. Who remember the little flip camera. And john chambers decided. You know we don't wanna do it anymore right so he pulled it now. All of a sudden right best buy shelf space. Who are they gonna put into replace. There was this little scrappy company. Called gopro and who baron team said sure. Come on in and look what has happened right. It wasn't just about what best buy. But that was one of the very first moves to kinda going to mainstream because they were so much about word of mouth in adrenalin junkies. And you don't have that kind of thing that it was a great move and so what do you think retail now where we're at has to do to continue to be this sort of experiential and engaging and interesting to get people to go back to the stores i don't think it's about getting back to the store. My view in it was. It was a turning point during our journey when we went from renewal blue to building the new blue. We actually said we are not a retailer. we're not a consumer electronics retailer. We're certainly not a brick and mortar retail. We define our company based on its purpose neck purpose was to enrich lives who technology by addressing key human needs like entertainment communication health which is of course a much bigger idea. It's inspiring for people in advance the the addressable market in leads you to innovate because in any business it's about innovation for the benefit of particular the customers like for example if your technology needs our bit complex maybe you're redoing your family room or your kitchen handing that in a store online. That's way to complicated yet. We need to come to you. So we developed a new program called in home advisor so bid like a designer will come to you for free will listen to what you need will give it up. A proposal can always say no. If you like. It's in a will implement it and we can become a little bit like your cio. Cto for your home. How cool is that really cool. You may never go to the store which we did. Is we deeply understood. The needs of these human beings were trying to live a life in it may be about entertainment about maybe about the house and come up. Came up with ways to uniquely address. These needs so for me. The definition of a purpose a noble purpose for company is at the intersection of people. Need the human needs. You're trying to address which you're good at which you're passionate about in how you can make money. It doesn't start with by got a full wells to come. Because i don't care. They care about their needs. So you really flip it in as we reinvent business and capitalism around the idea of purpose intriguing profit as an outcome not the goal. I think that having a noble purpose as the northstar in using the ingenuity and creativity and unique tons of people at the company to uniquely address. These these needs. I think that's a winning formula as we exits covet crisis hopefully at some point many companies have been hit right in their top line. So it's not going to be a restart. I think it's a bit like if planet earth have been hit by an nesta read like sixty six million years ago. The dinosaurs are going to die. New species emerge. It's about reimagining your business. Based on this idea of purpose refocusing it play with the puck is going in reconfiguring it using technology in new ways of working that we've learned so much about so that's how that's how i think about it tiffany. Well i and i absolutely agree. And so there's a few things one thing you said is great right not necessarily getting back to the store. You you decided. Let's go meet the customer. Where they are which in this case was in their home right and that requires a very different mindset. You know end so getting your leadership team you know so for those of you listening who might be an individual contributor or you're a mid level manager or your leader or your spying spiring to be one. I think this is the achilles heel. I hear right so many understand. Maybe they need to change. Maybe the brick and mortar needs to connect more to the store or online. Sorry or you may need to do something if you if it's appropriate right where you're going to the home to to serve the customer in a different way but that may create this angst of uh-huh. I'm very comfortable in the status quo. We've been successful doing it. I'm worried about getting it wrong back to the comments. You're making a few minutes ago about perfection. i think that's really scary and challenging for a lot right now is this is a roadmap we don't know and so how do we. How would you suggest people approach these decision points. They have it at this moment now into first of all everybody listening. I'm going to bet leader because everybody's a leader the minimum of their own life. Okay so everybody leads from my standpoint. Now i think the the answer to your questions. Tiffany is the question of would drives us in life. Remember when it was recruiting or looking at promoting somebody would put a lot of emphasis on expertise or experience the best ecommerce person or the best store personal supply chain person increasingly spent time on. Who is this person would drives them would give them energy. What seem what do they want to accomplish in life in. I think that's in business really critical as leaders. We ask ourselves this question. How do we want to be remembered. Redwood would difference. Do we wanna make in that. We are able to connect this with our work. So this is a key question. We ask everybody at best buy ensue. If the purpose you have if you went to define your purposes. I want to be the best running. You don't restore that's one thing but maybe another definition the purpose is. I want to help customers right late. I wanna make a difference in people's lives. Then it's a curiosity. Let's understand what they need right. And how can we make a difference in their life. And how can i use a unique genius in to to make a difference in life. So i think back to this idea of purpose. It's really critical. Now if you're leading a team in you know you're you're trying to learn something new and change then. Of course there would say yes. The purpose question is important but then like with my blue shirts into saint cloud store. We need to give them the tools right invest in their development which by the way is one individual at a time right because the individual needs differ. If we have a tennis pro with coaching fedor in me. Let me tell you my knees difference slightly. So mass training. It's not gonna work so individualized coaching so. Let's give our co workers the tools so that they can do the job in really invest in in in them and they'll appreciated of course. Well i think you are a little unique to your leadership team because what. I really loved when you started to get back to renewed. Flew who you hired a new surrounded yourself with was a little bit and unfortunately this is going to be my comment. It was a little different right. I think you had three or four female leaders and now we have corey perry. Who's the ceo. Right so maybe talk a little bit about like you just said. It wasn't the best ecommerce person or supply chains person. That was what was here. And how are they gonna lead the business and it landed you with. I think wasn't at three or four women. Were in your executive team. Had half of my team where of my direct reports where women and when i left the majority of our board where women also have three black directors there was moments in fact during my time a sea of the company where we have in my office and it would be only surrounded with women. It would him one question now that you guys are the majority and you're gonna be kinder gentler than we were. With a man review the systematic answer was absolutely not big believer. Diverse teams are more effective at so many different levels. Why would you recruit a team from just a quarter of the population with people who look like me. It'd be it'd be crazy. It ended the richness from diversity is just extraordinary. I think that as an example believe it had been leaving rather than sisters as opposed to just lehman brothers would have been a different outcome. Yes and of course in the last few years the issue of systemic racism in this country as you know media to the to the top of business priorities because k. Me this hit what it in. Minneapolis flowing the horrible murder. Of george floyd when the city is on fired you think we can open stores. Tiffany right. how can you run a business if the communities. How can you run a business wave. The planet isn't fight. You can't instill it's indispensable that as business leaders within think that team at all levels be representative of the customers. We want to serve the communities that we remember of in that. We really create an environment where everyone can can feel. They belong that start with each individual wanting to video to time. But then you also have to look at the systemic issues around gender racist necessity in every dimension of humankind. And it's a people have been talking about the rest including for way too long in the sense without getting any significant results so if it's really a business priority which it is. I know one thing. In america in the corporate world wants to say something is a business right. We we know how to get things done. It's not that complicated. It always how you recruit are you promote retain and said you know. Hold yourself accountable. Boards are holding management teams accountable. And there's no going back. I think we have the opportunity to solve some of these. You associates of really deep injustice. It's gonna take time so we have to stay with it but we have to do it and we have the opportunity to do it. Well you know. I think it first of all. I applaud you for all the work. You know it. it doesn't go unnoticed. I think there are more and more. Ceo's were taking these positions. Obviously i work at salesforce mark. Any office a huge proponent of businesses the greatest platform for change in purpose over profit and the business roundtable and all the things around being much more focused on the broader shareholder definition versus just those that are invested. So i thank you for all your hard work on that. But but i also think that people missed the subtlety in your leadership team. Your board people work. There should represent those that you sell to that. Your who your customers. Are you know if women have you know. More than fifty percent of the discretionary spending in some categories it's eighty or ninety percent spending. And then you don't have anybody representing them. You know or african american or its latin. Or it's asian american or it's whatever You know those that are disabled or whatever. The word is whatever. The term category understanding what that looks like. And i don't think we get it all right yet you know and we may never get it all right right but search for perfection but it's about the effort it's about that you show up every day to be kind and be better and hope that your employees represent your brand so much so that your customers love you even more so true. Tiffany absolutely well as we start to wrap this up. I wanna just kind of frame this on a call to action besides going and picking up a copy of the heart of business by mayor. What would be your call to action for all these young leaders and largely companies which your call to action for them. I think that's an thank you so much for helping me spread this this message about how we should lead secretely better more sustainable future because whatever we're doing now is not working right so we truly have to embrace these new principal the key advice for every leader self included doing the time of love down. If you can go outside go inside in a know. How much at salesforce. You guys embrace meditation and self reflection in a window. Bandini hits we really had to slow down in decide would kind of a leader. We wanted to be how we would want to be remembered when this thing would be over it. I think we've seen so many great examples of great leaders at all levels leading from a place of purpose in humanity so first advises go inside and be really clear about who you wanna be with kind of a leader you wanna be and then take care of yourself. Remember tiffany in the old days when we when we used to fly longtime ago when we're told if the when the oxygen masks come down put it on yourself first before you can help others so as we go through these challenging times they're challenging. Let's be very clear. All of this are being managed care of yourself. So whether it's a physical exercise meditation journaling having a personal board of director as we said being kind to yourself in being clear about what can what version of yourself are you trying to be in. Don't hesitate ask for help. my name is in. I need help in by the way. I need help on promoting the ideas in the book so to your points you know. Pick it up. The mike proceeds from the book will go to the best nineteen tech centers that help disadvantaged kids you know. Learn teenagers learn technology skills. So that's a good thing and spread the wealth. I think together we can create a amplify a movement in creates a future that does not exist yet. But that's a we can into need to make more sustainable. So david is helping that campaign that what a great message and i love the fact that you're donating it back to the teens and this next generation and i'm hopeful that this generation can figure this out but i'm really excited about the next generation. Right really pushing us to be better be better leaders be better owners businesses. But they're sort of a fire if you will is just inspiring so who bear johnny. Thank you so much for your time with us. There siebel Joining us from new york here today on what's next linked in live. My name's tiffany bubba. Please make sure you subscribe and follow the pick up a copy of thank you so much. See you next time bye everybody.

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Just 2 Cabins in the Woods Vibing

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Just 2 Cabins in the Woods Vibing

"This is new encounter a podcast hosted by Nick and Marissa to film-loving pea brains. Join US Weekly as we review and discuss the films in our never-ending watchlist. Hello, everyone. Hello again, welcome back another episode another week. I keep thinking like that. We have these spaced out pretty well, but it's literally weekly like the Harris every week every week. She's going to jump in the closet. No, she's not she wouldn't dare. She's doing it right now. She wouldn't dare close the door. She wouldn't day. Nice. Try pink. Look at yourself in the mirror now pink. He's a disappointment. We were going to try to steal her daughter into the trash we've decided. Yeah, we don't want her anymore. So Pisces is supposed to be the only raccoon in this house now pink is being a raccoon. She she's a disappointment such a flop. I still love her though. We don't want to let her go. All right back for another week. This is the first episode of ours be seasoned rookie season. There were calling it. Yeah, okay of spooky season. We watched a lot of spooky movies this week this past week. We're kind of getting back on our guy is just hard cuz I behaved movies. Yeah, I was over all the time. She hates movies. So it's still works on time does our school does all that but I have school just ended for this week before the next session. So we have like a good week and a half but also Best Buy is going to be extending their closing hours. So now Marissa is going to be coming home even later that too. So that's fun. Unless things just keep in the closet month. I'm going to kill pink please just schedule me still until sales. And yeah, it's just open 10 to 6, but that's only on the weekends. Yeah. We'll see what else. Salut, that's early is basically we just we were like gotta watch some spooky movies. We got a lot to watch we we talked about is we have been actively searching for very long is spooky movies their various lists and tweets. Everyone's like watch the new movie every single day in October. I'm like, it's not possible. Sorry. I'm sorry. Also, if I'm supposed to watch these spooky movies, I cannot watch them at night time. I can't believe you're getting scared today at that. I knew she was going to come out. I knew it was a bad movie. They weren't even that bad of you ever logged it. Oh, you're right off. I know it wasn't like a scary movie. But I just I don't like knowing that someone's going to pop out like I know they were going to do it and I know she's going to be there and I just didn't want to see her just wage is I can elaborate on why? Oh, yeah, let's dive into why you hate Halloween Halloween don't think I hate it before we before we go into the movies. We'll just let's just chit-chat dive in to do a little therapy session on Nick's trauma. Honestly, I don't I don't have trauma. I think it was only I only have like one really bad Halloween trauma, but God, okay, so I don't think I have drama but I just I just don't like Halloween like everyone gets excited over it and they're like, oh it's time for Halloween time for me to put a pumpkin on my head and to DEC page. Into her house, and I'm just I like Christmas and like I like the beginning of November to the end of January. So basically winter basically your birthday month so much more than Pauline and just fall in general. Maybe that's because Arizona also doesn't have a fall. That's not we whether that's not even fall November to January is winter. This is fall August to October. It sounds like you but that's what I'm saying. I don't like fall but follows in something that excites me as well. The only thing that excites me is pumpkin foam cold brew. info Let's just let's just tell everybody just I only have one bad Halloween though, and I don't remember how old it was. Maybe I was like thirteen or fourteen. Did you dress up? I didn't want to walk. I may not have a costume. I did not pick up a costume. Yeah, it's like all my realistic dog house and they were all set and kept talking about was like I don't want to dress up. I don't really want to go like I'm over it. I don't really want to go my mom forced me to go and she was like we can put something together really quickly and you can go trick or treat, you know, it's like I don't want to go but she basically forced me to go. There's going to hear this and be like, oh my God your trauma, you're traumatized now. So she threw together. She grabbed the tie she grabs. She I think it was just the worst costume ever. It was Harry Potter has to be Harry Potter grabs the glasses. That's I don't even think them around. I think they were just rectangular glasses. She got yourself make yeah, she got makeup eyeliner into a scar on my head. And then I don't remember what my wand was it was not a real numbers or stick stick. Yes. I know one like no one ever every time I was going to the houses and everything. No one knew what I was they were like very good college professor and it was like hurting my feelings and I was like, I didn't want to be here Thursday. I look stupid and like I don't think I dressed up at for Halloween after that at all. Besides like when in high school when you went with Austin, yeah, I didn't go with them. They didn't go with them know I I went I was like a with my family just watching over the kids. That was a lot fun more fun pack cuz I was just hanging out was like being an adult with my grown-up relatives and just having fun with them messing around with them. But yeah, I don't I don't like Halloween that's my trauma my quote-unquote, but I just I've never liked it. I don't get excited for Halloween. I don't it just feels like you would because you love candy. I love candy. You have you with candy jab Bola Halloween candy in this house. It's gone. I love candy. Yeah, but it's fine. Like I would just assume like Halloween would be like a good time for you. Well, what costume did you wear previous to this? Like what were you I know when I was little I think it was a Power Ranger stop. You'd be so cute. I significantly remember an Incredible Hulk costume. Even cuter I think those are the only two I oh I might have been the news with little too. Well you were just a boy, huh? You were just a little boy, but I don't I don't remember any other questions besides those off my mom probably resolved on the cuz he takes pictures every Halloween who I want to see you as Harry Potter. No. No, she does have picture of that though. We should just get that picture and make it the cover of this week's episode find it actually so I can post it. Remind me to text my mom Oscar tonight. Let's see but yes Pookie stuff like scary movies. I don't really like scary movies though. My favorite scary movie is red. Yeah. He's actually blew me away it doesn't you just you don't like things. You just don't really like things. Shut up. I Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I I love scary movies, even though they scare the shit out of me and I get nightmares. And I don't know I I don't like candy. Like I just I don't know I like going out and being out at night time and pretending like I was like a cool job, even though I was going with my mom. Every year I think anyone else finds the Halloween Vibes like pumpkins. You don't like pumpkin. Oh spooky stuff skeletons that's stuff like that. I just don't care. I want to see some Christmas decorations. I'm not even Christmas just like a religious holiday too long, but I don't care. I just feel I feel cozy around Christmas time. Well duh, cuz that that's and that's how I want to feel Halloween. I just don't push it. What are you doing now? Once fall Hits the people hit the Cozy mood and they just yeah, they cozy cozy mode, but I'm still like roads a hundred. It's still a hundred degrees outside, Okay, here's a picture this Portland the leaves are changing. Yeah, maybe they're changing if you got ya got a fucking pumpkin on the porch maybe around in Portland where they can actually see the weather Cinemas something some cinnamon something my pumpkin phone cobra. That's all I need. We're going to have better coffee in Portland baby. I just need that pumpkin phone call. And it will melt if when you bring it home to me in Portland noticed it won't melt as quickly it's not cuz it's hot melting. It's cuz it just dissolves cuz it's milk. So it's just going into the drink wage. No, yes, but yeah, I don't know. I I don't have a problem with Halloween and I like Halloween. It's not my favorite. Like I said, I have a problem with it. You don't have a problem with it. But Christmas is my favorite holiday though, and then right after Christmas like two weeks after Christmas my birthday, so That's why you only get one gift. Yeah, but it's okay. I just have a good time. I really enjoy fuzzy socks. And I can get those for Christmas winter is superior. I don't care. I just I like wearing sweaters. Yeah, yeah, that's what they said. You can wear sweaters. That's it. Yeah. Well when we moved to Portland will have a variety will have lights weather white sweater lights weather's weather's wage earners of light sweaters to wear one fall Hits and then when winter comes and boom comfy cozy chunky sweaters sucks is that will be like really wet home. Yeah, we're going to what sweaters fuzz. Okay. That's that's my story on Halloween and that's why I don't know, off of it as much as everyone else does so besides hereditary. You have no other favorite like spooky movie only other ones. I remember is Sinister cuz I cuz anytime I watch scary movies. I took my mom or my name. That's probably the only thing that I liked about scary movies and Halloween and stuff. So you did it with your mom. It was watch scary movies together. Chevron watch them alone. That makes sense. Yeah Sinister ends Paranormal Activity and Insidious and stuff like that. We still watch all this together good choices. I know her answer is my favorite scary movie out. You should ask your mom what her favorite scary movie is what's your favorite scary movie? She doesn't even listen to anymore. So no, I'm sorry. Not a true friend. She's still are only patronage still are only patreon member that, flashing counter. But it's fine, but we should give her a sticker. Yes. Let me do that on Monday when we go to in Casa Grande. Everybody gets a sticker. We should just go I started to get my dad to Jennifer them to my God. We didn't give him a sticker today. We're going to live with when I help them with the palm trees. I forgot to give them stickers and they saw my water bottle and I was like, oh, yeah, he's she don't worry about that. Okay, so I guess we can talk about movies. Now we watched yes. So this week or first movie we watched in October first book a movie was the devil all the time. Is that counted as a spooky movie know I think so. I mean not a spooky movie, but it does fit in with like a thriller and its fallish. Yeah, it is definitely during the fall time. Autumn times. We'll give them a pass but let's slow season came out the end of September so we'll give it a pass but it's that new Netflix movie with Tom Holland Barber penson, Riley kill. How do you spell how do you say your last name Kyo Coco? She's beautiful. I don't understand. I was just going to call him the Winter Soldier Thursday and stand and then that guy from from it. Oh Pennywise Skarsgard, Skarsgard, Skarsgard Skarsgard, and also Dudley from Harry Potter is your name Jennifer a little bit. Nobody else there's a lot of people in there though, cuz it's one of those movies where yeah, everybody's time. Everybody's story all kind of comes together. Yeah. Everyone's like those off Wednesday movies. Um also crash. I don't know if that is or Like Crazy Stupid Love. Yeah. Everyone's connected. Yeah, but there's not like a well this one had the timeline jump. Yeah, most of them don't I was going to say cuz Valentine's Day But then doesn't have a timeline job. It is 1 to I think there's like a New Year's one too. Yeah, they make them for every holiday. They're good choices. They they suck but they're they're quaffing choices. Just like this movie. Yeah, they really liked this movie that much the one thing. Okay, since we're talking about scary movies. This is just going to be a recurring theme but horror hates women and this started off right off the bat. We hate women outfits women. I don't know why Hollywood likes to see women just suffer. Which is what we're getting two in the meat of the show just this movie. It's not a spoiler because everybody only cares about the men anyways, but and the devil all the time all the women get get kicked. They kicked the bucket. They're not the only ones that don't like em, they they're mainly the ones that die. Yeah, like some men die, but all the women characters. Yeah, they get like no nothing. Nothing one character is introduced for like five seconds. And then oh, yeah, she's dead. I think yeah every I think the only one was really cold that lasted longest and she's the only one I got like some characterization. Well then but they still said only one that had like once and like a desire but they're like nah bich. And then we watched the the two films that we will be speaking of. Yeah contrasty cabin in the woods and Evil Dead the evil dead. So I gotta get that in there cuz there's a remake called Evil Dead. Did I yeah, when you put it on I thought we were watching the Remake. No, no, no, we're watching this one cuz the Sam Raimi. Director I you say this all the time. I know I don't I don't care we'll get into that later. But yeah, we watch actually improved his his song definitely over the years cuz this movie plus the stock movie real fucking honest. Not yet. Not yet. Not yet. It's okay. So it was the captain of the home and then then we watched Hocus Pocus. We did watch all this Focus. Abby's pick a be picked it and that's also when I realize like but he needs how long do have a fuck about Halloween off like cuz everyone loves Hocus Pocus. They're like, it's like their nostalgic Halloween movie. That's not my dad and Halloweentown. What's your problem Halloweentown? I don't have Nostalgia over. I think I watched all the way down all the time when I was a little kid, but I just Don't give a fuk. I mean, I don't like dream about it and like me like nostalgic about it, but I would like if it was on T. I wouldn't turn it off. It's so bad. I won't I won't go out of my way to like, I know it's so bad just focus but it's not bad at all. I love this is terribly the college one where they switched to Sarah Jakes Austin, it's not bad Halloween Town, but I just I don't approve because I loved Kimberly Brown. Well, I I didn't know and how we spoke your site. Didn't know for like the longest time. They took their desk Parker you find mentioned in my review. I don't know but I'm just going to look like herself in that movie. I feel like she does. She looks like it's about she looks exactly like she does Carrie know just born know and not really hair. She she she looks like herself. But yeah, I just don't care for Halloween Vibes and that movie No Escape Twitches the which comedian from the pack off the character ice and the movie is just Benny safdie and good time. Watch Hocus Pocus and then watch good time and tell me that's not many safety in both movies. You cannot tell me what's wrong. He looks exactly like imagine. It's actually just him as a child. That would be hilarious. I legitimately checks just I just double-check just to make sure it wasn't it was a kid. He just went by and swayed in him. Yeah. Okay, so then yeah, I guess let's get into the real stuff the so cabin in the woods and the evil dead. So first we watch cabin the woods which was a great movie. I enjoyed it a lot. I I was watching I was sitting and thinking and I was like, you know what I fuk with it off. So synopsis for that one when we get done with pulled up beside synopsis for cabin in the woods and the people that are pretty much exactly the same sides v v College babies. Yes, so to a cabin in the woods, let me get the actual synopsis five College friends spend the weekend at a remote Cabin in the Woods where they get more than they bargained for it to get off must discover. The truth behind The Cabin in the Woods Boudreaux's. That sucks. Yeah, it's literally what you just said up top of your head. Yeah. Yeah. So five College friends with Kevin Woods and I didn't know right off the bat they were going to talk about or at least show that there's stuff going on behind the scenes. I thought it was going to be like unraveled as like the the kids find out but no like right off the bat the movie literally that's with the office people. Yeah working behind the scenes. And so you already know that the kids are going into A set a set up set up or it's all like plans when the movie starts. We accidentally had. We had the accessibility options. So it was narrating everything that was on audio. Audio description or something? Yeah, like it was like it's like English a d so it's like audio. I'm pretty sure it's audio description. Yeah, I think that sounds right watching the movie and it's bringing up little cards and there's this like narrator the background that's like it's like saying stuff that's going on a bloody screen blah blah blah fills your ears turning in shifting. And yeah, I really like is there supposed to be happening? It's just weird and it was like, yeah, there's a narrator I was like, okay, but then you couldn't hear thing. He was saying because it was like a lot quieter. Yeah, the movie was just playing along and we were like I'm off and he would start talking at the same time though. The people were talking so I was like, there's no way, you know kept Googling and there was there was not a specific thing. Like I couldn't find anything concrete saying like there's a narrator so then we kind of turned on turn the movie on on Hulu and there there was no narrator and we were like, okay, so something's wrong with Amazon. And then yeah, we figured out that we had the I don't know how it turns off. On it was like you had to get to it like a couple of buttons to get to it and it just turned on but yeah, we watched about almost 25 minutes of we we got a good chunk of the way in before we were like, what is she going on? Yeah. So just imagine like a narrator like a third person narrator describing scenes describing what people are doing while they're talking. They're like Jewels does this well, she woke up and use of the book reads a couple of pages throws it away basically like that while they're having conversations. So it's just super distracting but it's a good thing we figure it out cuz I kept Googling I couldn't find anything concrete and Thursday is no way. There's no way this is this supposed to be like that cuz there's a spit. So it's the movie starts off with the two guys in the office doing the background stuff like getting ready for the the kids to go on their trip. And I guess that's what they're talking about. What cuz there's an article that's like Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard regarded as a director Joss whedon's one of the writers. And they were like they started out the movie like this just to confuse audiences to think that they walked into the wrong movie and I was like, okay, so you're talking about the narrator. But yes, that's a little funny story because we're stupid. But yeah, so very smart movie. It plays a lot with typical stereotypical horror tropes. Yep, and it said it flips some yeah makes fun of them. It's basically like when scary movie makes movies about scary movies package like a parody thread. It's like a it was like an axle like better version because it was like actual people planning like this thing to be like a parody. Yeah home for entertainment. Yeah, because yeah, the whole set-up was for entertainment. It's like on live TV or something like that that people are watching. Yeah. It's not like in your face like those other Dead parody like scary movies, but so much interface purposely trying to make fun of that stuff and the thing that you found with Joss Whedon who got hurt again is saying it's their love slash hate letter to suck. Movies makes like it's like literally the perfect way to describe this movie. Yeah, because like clearly like people love scary movies clearly, they love scary movies, but they're still able to poke fun cuz they know all of these things that happen in scary movies. Yeah, but they're like we know these are like reoccurring theme in scary movies and it's stupid. So let's just make fun of it. Yeah. So in the cabin of the woods, there's the five friends the then they say to the movie is part of like the the ritual the little the regular the archetypes. Yes, the athletes the full which brings us to breakfast club The Scholar off the Virgin and the horse was and then like they have like whole explanations for everything to it's like the horror has to die first which is again like a like these are like the rules for the ritual. I think he's watch Scream next because there's also rules like that movie brings up the rules to yeah. We'll go ahead and watch that one too. Okay off. But yeah, so and so they have so the actual premise of the movie is that there are ancient gods being like contained under the earth. And the only way they contain them is probably like this ritual every year. Yeah. It's a sacrifice and like five people please them. Well not those specific five people. They just came to that conclusion because they realized that song was working like best because like Japan and all the other people whatever they wanted, but that's how they were getting deaths Easier by using those five people like groups of people cuz God They're easy to trick. Yeah, so they would sacrifice and then it would please the gods and they had to do whatever in the world wouldn't in? Yeah in the world learned if they don't do the same thing twice in the ritual and everything, then the gods are Unleashed and literally the world ends. Which someone was saying too cuz I read someone's review where they were like, oh, I didn't like how it was like for the gods or something like that, but I saw someone else say that it's another movie that they're making fun of were like, Someone unleashes gods or something like that and the world is going to end. So just another poke at another scary movie, but I don't know the movie so I can't I don't know if it's accurate or not. Cuz yeah first I was like yeah, I'm going to just be like them having fun like yeah, we just want to fucking kill people but I mean I think kind of like the gods aspect of it cuz like cuz yeah if it was just them wanting to have fun and kill people than that just turned off till like a kind of like a slasher type thing where they're just one just don't wanna go on a killing spree which is so like horror though, which would still be true true true like the type of cause the Evil Dead was was flashing now. She was gory it was Okay. Okay. So yeah, they have those five profiles that they do so that explains the stereotype of that because a lot of horror movies have those same exact rules. Yeah, where the horn Eyes The Horror Game is first and it's always one like they're going to have sex so that you can see him naked and I remember learning about this one of my classes students because they died first because there's in pure and they're getting punished for being in pure exactly. And so that and then then final girl to reason the Killer is always like yeah, she deserves the most cuz she's just out here living her life. Yeah. I'm a really voyeuristic seen too and and they're just watching yeah from The Villages and they're like, okay Now's the Time his dick is yeah. Let me let me just start. Let me watch for a little bit. Let me let me get home a little bit watching them on dress watching them have sex and everything and then I'll kill them. But yeah, that's a very wide widespread stereotype in horror movies. What else what else is going to say all the Virgin? So the pure girl is always the final girl. And so that's part of the rule too. So the Virgin is optional you can either kill them at the end or you keep them. The only point is that the final has to suck. Yeah, she has to suffer and they always do they always do I watch all my friends died. They get tortured by whatever team spirit slasher person thing is trying to kill them all. I love though. Now that like final girl culture has like risen were like, yeah, everybody's like what channel yeah, like saying like Yeah final girls. Those are badass. Those are the bad bitches and like now there's like Twitter edits and like just stuff about final girls and I'm like, you know what? I don't think I'd be able to bring the final girl, but I would love to be one. Yeah because the power that they hold That's good shape and then so the when they go out to the cabin, they met there's like a seller and they mess with all this a seller took her basement. I thought you were talking about the fucking gas station. I was like, what do you know when they get to the cabin? Yeah. Okay. Yeah, there's a seller and all those crazy junk in there. Yeah, there's a bunch of junk downstairs and they're like, oh, wow, look at all this cool stuff off and whatever they mess with is what what do so for Sam's with is in this movie. I forgot for some sorts in this movie and Jesse Williams. Yeah, I didn't didn't he he didn't die. Then he go to jail. Then he could beat up. Yeah and everyone said he was lying. Yeah. We don't know how long he's in this movie. Yeah. So like Chris Hemsworth this playing with like one of the little puzzle things which was like a spin-off of Hellraiser. Yeah, and then the girl not the final girl, but the hore she's playing with like this necklace and she's about to put it on apparently. It's like the merman one know the Chris Hemsworth was messing with the college. He did at first I thought oh, yeah, that's his thing. But what was the necklace then? I thought the necklace was the the merman so then that's when he was like we never get to moment know cuz he was like he had the conscience and man. You're so close. I don't know if the necklace is I don't know if the necklace yeah, then there's this little diary and it's this girl talking about like, oh my dad chopped on my body parts and he took my brother's to the black room and done it all and it's just rednecks and the little Latin spell where it brings up them from the dead and boom zombies off. So that's their death is they die by zombies. Yes, and it's a whole fun game on the behind the scenes from the office people. Yeah, cuz they're all just like, oh, well, we gotta do this and got to do that do a whole betting pool on which ones they'll summon just make the people choose. So if he if Chris Hemsworth had blown the cons before she read the Latin spell Then it would have been merman which again is pretty cool cuz they it's against pins it so that they choose their own death. Yeah, and they have all these monsters whatever they choose and as he was pretty cool too when they're in the elevator and it shows so all of them from Monsters I read up on that and there's like a there's so many monsters from different there was movies there was like Jurassic Park was just Barker's Hellraiser there was cuz he's a stupid clowns upon. Yeah that was supposed to be for it. There was cooling off of animals, you know about the Left for Dead movie video games, but I do so apparently in there. I didn't see them but apparently there's a a boomer a tank. I forgot what the other two were always spitter from Left 4 Dead from the games because apparently in the left guard game there were supposed to be like an add-on for I read that yeah where they were going to just like they're going to add a map for this go for this month. Play and you can be in the lab and everything like that. Just cool. I'm trying to think I when I was popping up. I I noticed my recognize a bunch and I was just like oh shit, like that's not funny. But oh, yeah, I forgot now. Yeah, I yeah, I thought it was really cool that idea that yeah, they pick their own death basically and they just have all the monsters stored in the and a little box. How do they even get where do they get the Monster jobs? So they just create them in the lab biking and they just like yeah Scientology probably did create a mall at a lab. Are they like real people? They Holograms. What are they suck a greater them? How do you say the monster? Okay, but so then so I guess now we can kind of connect it to the Evil Dead. Yes. So evil that has the same exact the exact same the exact same Vibe. All the friends are going to the woods for many many vacation. The weekend getaway and they arrive to this cabin but this cabin is more spooky like the cabin in The Cabin in the Woods nothing like spooky things going on, you know? Yeah, like right off the bat in this cabin. Yeah right off the bat the the swing up front is just swinging back and forth hitting the door and then they get inside and this girl is drinking and then we have Windsor dresses her and she draws a book and the clock is weird shifts going on other clock stops, like a swinging back and forth and then it stops on the side off and then like the cellar talks and just spooky stuff going on and none of them want to leave still after all the spooky stuff happens. They're like, oh no, it's okay. We're just having a good getaway. The thing that is different though is that they don't have those five tropes. They don't have the yeah. It was it was two boys and three girls and two were a couple and then the third grade Just a sister apparently. Yes, and yeah, I was like so who's supposed to be the final girl, but apparently it's a final boy. This either came out before cooled off just came out and was so that somebody did something to talk about too because and I'm nineteen eighty-one. It started its own. Yeah. It started pretty much all those trucks where College friends goes are gone I get away and then they die off or But also yet didn't do its own stereotypes with the final girl did I know Halloween came out before this? And Texas Chainsaw Massacre, both of those have final girls. We just love a good final girl. Yes. Yeah, whatever final boy. We're not sexist home. Well, we'll take a final whoever but they do the same thing. They go down into the cellar mess with a book. And then there's a recording. Yeah, they they found they found a recording that the previous like owner had left behind and they're listening and he's like, yeah, I'm a scientist guy that's been hanging out here in the woods studying this is it a tribe. What was it like a it was like the candorian something? Yeah. I I assumed try because he was like, oh and they have this book and then he goes on to talk about the book and how it's like made a Flash and how they think in blood. Yeah, I think thin blood and that they like resurrect their people from the dead Bob and he's like and the girls like turn it off so they turned it off and then the other boys like no turn it back on but he fast forwards it and then the guys doing a spell. Yeah, the guys reading wage damn thing cuz he clearly states like, oh they don't come back unless you say like this Latin fucking spell and then the guy speeds ahead and finds a lot and smell and then he's just like speaking it dead. And boom zombies, but they're not they're not actually zombies. It's just like a Like a spirit like they don't actually have a physical form. Yeah, it's a spirit those fears over them. Yeah, and they the spirit like possesses them and then they turn into zombies them get possessed. Joseph Campbell doesn't get possessed. Yeah. Why did they not want? I thought it was whenever they got injured by one of them, but no, he literally gets injured like scratched up on his leg by them. Yeah, and he does he's fine. So I don't know why the other ones gets just unless they just wanted to mess with them too and just be like, haha. Yeah. Maybe you're going to join us. Anyways, we're just playing with you. We just want to have fun. But yeah, this movie was not necessarily disgusting. I have to respect it for the effects because yeah, it is disgusting but the effects are no I mean like why did the tree? Oh that scene. Yes, because there's an unnecessary clearly women are hated which I saw someone else post to they were like, why must horror like young woman like yeah, so she goes out into the woods trees start like branches and stuff started like wrapping just around her like tying her down basically and then took off her clothes and her kid is out and and Branch Just Subs of Subs, it straightens word vagina it just like for what I didn't know it wasn't necessary and not because she could have only just gotten possessed everyone else got possessed differently. So why did you like that? I think you just wanted to be nasty. I think so too Samurai me. Like a lot of sugar does I feel like a lot of directors in Hollywood when they make us a scary movie. They they know that like being like this is Jake gross. Yeah, and so they just do it because they know like how well they want to try their best to shock the audience. Yeah, and it's just I don't think it's necessary like rape isn't yeah, it's scary but you're making it like a joke, basically. Yeah, because you're just apparently Sam Raimi has like regretted it like he's done an interview where he said like, yeah, I really regretted like I don't know even though yeah a lot of a lot of movies in this genre Abused women like that for and it's unnecessary. Like there's no reason to do that. Just fucking slit their throat already. Yeah off it just it's that was my that's I just don't understand why Hollywood hates women say memory is probably a little on the misogynistic side because even in Spider-Man marriage, And is always the freaking. What's called? Girl in the free games little Damsel in Distress is a girl in the fridge. That's who I love that word are like I love that idea, but I don't think especially never hurt home or nice movie is just damsel-in-distress. Yeah, I think he was in literally all three of them. She's always a damsel in distress. Like it has the computer motivation some so she knows down to yeah. She's not a character any more even though she's literally an actress singer person. Yeah, that's all she's boiled down to though and then he always has his weird shots of women screaming and in unlike not only this movie obviously this page movie, too. I know you probably can't think of it but I literally watch Spider-Man videos on YouTube. Like also, I'm pretty sure you've just have it ingrained the inside your brain. You always has been all three Spider-Mans long do you think of is when the the glass is going into her? I yeah, that's one of them. Okay, but there's also another scene in that to where like Doctor Octopus is walking up a wall and his like clubs in the outside the window and his paws like her his arms go through the wall on like each side of a girl and she just screamed. She was screaming her head off and then she runs towards the camera and it's just her face screaming. But okay, I get it. Maybe he just likes to see women hurt. I think so. Yes. What's it called? Okay, but yeah, actually Evil Dead. Everyone gets possessed Bruce Campbell The Last Woman Like I said, I highly highly respect the effects. It said he was in the remake. Enable that the Remake. Yeah, and I don't know that I I looked it up and I just still said and I was like so he plays himself. There's like two other sequels that Sam Raimi directed to with Bruce cockburn interesting cuz yeah, those are college like they've known each other since I think is like high school and they were they've been like best friends ever since and Bruce Campbell's in each Spider-Man movie too. I don't think is negative. Well, but I don't know who he is. I don't know who he is and the Spider-Man movies in the first one. He introduces Spider-Man when he's like the wrestler. And the second one it's when Peter is trying to get into the play and he's like no the doors are closed. We can't open the doors are closed. But yeah, I highly respect the effects and everything because they have a very very low budget and they were spent out milk. They were just they were fresh out of I think they dropped out of college to make like movies like they gave up on College and they were like, let's just been maybe I should just do that. Maybe huh? Yeah, just this is Dropout. Don't tell your daddy was like a horror movie. Oh, this is also I told Nick that if I were to become a filmmaker that my first movie would be scary movie that way if it's shity it's fine because all scary movies are shity and people would just assume it's because it's a scary movie. Yeah, what scary movies are getting better lately. It's it's Hit or Miss. Did you see Joey Kings? Scary movie? What is that called? Blumhouse? I feel like a blue house Bloom house. Yeah, I always call it blumhouse. Anyways, they're supposedly like king of horror movies or they at least used to be but yeah a bunch of movies. I think they're just involved with the conjuring and that's why everyone regards them that highly they have gone downhill, but they they're the ones who did Joey King's new movie called the lie, and apparently it's not good. It's not I saw everyone giving up a pulsar. They took it out. Now that's video. I just I should see what what movies I make cuz yeah, everyone always talks about them as like the kings of horror like when you I don't think so. I don't know where you live at. No, I just personally don't think you know the kings of horror. Okay. What was I saying though? Thanks. We were talking about how horror movies have gone better know we're talking about. Bruce Campbell know we're talking about the effects and the budget and everything. Yeah, that's why we were saying horror movies have gone better no City. So yeah, they were they dropped out of college. They were fresh out of college or whatever like little babies and they made this movie and super low budget and I respect what they got out of it, but I think there's something wrong with me watching old song. We just hate old movies. They're they're not just they're not good. I mean not to say that new movies are like so great. I just feel like I'm the acting is just so off with older movies. They just didn't give a fuck. Yeah, there was like they didn't have like they were just reading the script they didn't care at all like to actually be an act like they were just like, oh, I'm just yeah, I'm just which I'm just in this movie. It's not just cuz with this movie, like I said, they were just fresh out of college like they weren't professional actors yet professional filmmakers yet. There's literally a scene in a scene in the car where they're just like yeah, it's just so awkward. And so I feel like with older movie is awful movies. 1981 is something that old. But I just feel as anyone born so it's old. I feel like it's just very very rare to find like a good performance like a solid good performance out of older movies. And like everyone always writes them like really high because they're Classics because they're Classics and I mean it makes it makes sense because yeah, it's a classic as it set off. Is it like like paved the way they pave the way? Yeah for movies afterwards because it was its groundbreaking blah blah blah cuz this movie is highly regarded as like Paving the way for horror movies because yeah after that everyone was like that. All right. Oh, you mean you can make a good horror movie which I mean everyone at that time. This is a good horror movie wage that affects wise them being like they're zombies selves them dying all the blood and everything great effects for their budget and for the time there's great. But the acting and the editing and the lights everywhere and the forest there are no lights in the forest the lights spotlights out in the forest. Yeah. I just don't you can't lie to me and tell me that's the moon cuz it's not the Moon is not every five steps. I don't know. I thought it was a problem with me because I feel like I could never get my head into the right headspace like okay. I'm an audience member 1981 watching this will be I've never seen a newer movie then this because my immersion is always broken when I sense like awkward acting an awkward filmmaking. I guess which I mean is awkward filmmaking is kind of harsh. But just like when it's like quiet or when like Bruce Campbell is just standing or sitting down watching someone get attacked by a zombie and just isn't doing anything until the script asked him to do something. It's just need I just don't want to get there like yeah, just just watch just watch your friends and torn up. Okay, the focus of the scene is this guy fighting this zombie girl, you just not off and stand on the corner right there. There's there's one where I can give you a pass where he's holding the axe and he's like hitter and he's just standing there. Like I can understand this is like in shock. He's like freaked out. Yeah, but there's I'm pretty sure there's a scene where he's off and just sitting on the couch. But Bruce Campbell is just sitting on the couch. Just why not do anything. I hated that bitch who wouldn't stop laughing. Oh, yeah. His girlfriend. Yeah. I was like just kill her. Yeah. I don't get off. I was like a child. Like a possessed. Yeah, like I said, yeah, it's weird. And why would she the only pretty one like she had like makeup on? Yeah, and the other ones were Legos because like she did not want any of the heavy makeup on her. Like all the other actors, maybe I feel like she was like no Sam not putting all else makeup. Apparently like the eyes like the to make their eyes white the contacts were like super uncomfortable and they could only wear them like fifteen minutes at a time. That's when you just when you're young you just get a pen and you call Herbert know. Okay guys, don't worry about it. Yeah, that's sneaking dead. So like I said started log tropes started like Friday the Thirteenth step stuff with Jason, you know college friends going down the retreat getting killed. Is that what Jason does? Yeah. I'm pretty sure the first part of the 13th. I've never watched Friday 13. I've only watched Nightmare on Elm Street Bridge a big thing about Friday. The 13th is like just College friends going out to a cabin or going out to some lake or something like that. He does starting Lake, huh? Yeah, he's always he's always that's usually how he dies I think is at the bottom of the lake and walks out of Lake. He goes actually that's movie Invincible. I've never I don't think maybe I've seen it like when I was really really small. Yeah, but I only ever watched Nightmare on Elm Street. I remember seeing Freddy versus Jason song and never saw that it either I only watched Nightmare on Elm Street the original one cuz after that I was like my he all fucked me over he's fucking scary guys, and I'm not even scary. It's we'll talk about this another time cuz we're going to re-watch it cuz it's my favorite movie. I own it on DVD. I'm pretty sure I'm pretty sure I lost it though, but I own it on DVD. Yeah that it was a I wanted to watch it though because it was like just a good thing to watch alongside the cabin in the woods cuz they were so similar. They were both cabins in the woods. Yeah bunch of friends going out five friends. I think if I had watched more Cabin in the Woods movies like spooky movies about cabins in the woods. Yeah, I would not go camping cuz I go camping every year and my nan against the cabin but that's oh yeah, it's okay. Yeah like she gets a cat Spooky cabins though, but there are other like abandoned cabins area but like wage cuz yeah we used to when I was little we used to stay in the cabin, but then my mom switched over to Camping cuz she liked camping better and we started camping. I think when I was like thirteen or fourteen, so we've only jumping for a little bit but like a majority of my baby life where if this movie had ever shown up in my life. I wouldn't have even gone cuz I am fuck with I don't fuk with anything. The cabin was so great movie. I really liked how I think she get a 4 but I think I wanted to give it a five but I was afraid that if I gave it a four and a half people would make fun of me you ever born out? Okay before I really liked it, but like I was watching it. I was like, yeah, I like this. Yeah. In fact, I was like is it is it a v cuz sometimes I think about my other five-star movies and I'm like, is it a v So I think I need to start using the hearts more. I thought those sets out like crazy. You give hearts out like crazy crazy. I'm not a box. I told you I if I like the movie If I enjoyed my time, I'll give it a light. I only give likes to like my like yeah wage, but I feel like I should switch it and five stars should be in my like, yeah, and then like should just be like, yeah. I had a good time, but also going to say about The Cabin in the Woods The ending was good. I don't want to spoil it though. Yeah, but I just wanted to point out that the ending had a good it was a good ending. Yeah, it it really just solidified the month for me. Honestly. It's available on Hulu and Prime video. Do you have one of those I would recommend watching it? Evil Dead was Netflix Netflix app alerts who is on Hulu and apparently that one's better than the first one. Maybe we'll just watch it but we won't do an episode on it. I just mentioned something about it must be like, yeah, we watched the guys. I'm so excited for Sam Raimi to direct the second doctor strange though. Cuz I just I'm proud of him for the steps. He took it in his film career. Yeah, because this movie I've heard about this movie The live like people always talk about it when it comes to horror movies and everyone like always holds it up to like a really high standard wage and I think there's just something wrong with my brain. I just can't appreciate older movies like it's very difficult for me. I understood it. I just you know, how many stars you're going to give it you agree? I was going to give it three. Okay, three stars 3 stars 2 and 1/2 if off. If I wasn't scared, but I was scared even though I knew was a shity movie and there was no reason to be scared but I was scared many times. Someone was in a room alone, like looking for her for like a person a person a person she would I knew I knew that something was going to, I knew something was going to happen but it still scared me and I didn't want to look at the screen. I just don't like when they just show up. I don't know where there's no option for them jump-scares, but there's no reason for that. Just let me just at least show her in the corner of my eye so I know she's there like truck and hereditary. Hereditary I still look up in the corner of our room every night and I still think that is like that's gold standard for me for horror movies just that is the gold standard for me. One day Nick is going to make a movie and it just going to be hereditary because I'm ready to agree making twenty years. Oh my God. Imagine twenty Thirty Years. I'll make the hereditary make let me see. I think we should just start remaking movies like on Tik-Tok like just remaking movies know. Yeah, I think that'd be fine on Tik Tok. No, no, no, okay, so, then I highly respect for this affects. Cabin in the Woods, I highly respect for everything all of it. But oh and when Chris Hemsworth just few, I love that was on my dad remembered about like oh, oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't want to spoil it. I like yeah, I like how it was stuff going on. But really it was people behind the scenes. Apparently, it's movie that movie had a lot of issues too because MGM I think the studio wage was originally going to release it or distribute it they went bankrupt like right when the movie was supposed to release so they shoved it for like a long time and then it finally ground wage which studio actually released it but they watched it and they were like, yeah, let's release it. I liked it and like Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon were like and do we sunk like a movie sucks. Like we're not very good filmmakers. Are we bought? This is funny that was shelf for so long and Joss Whedon went on to direct isn't it? A shame that one day. We're going to we're going to be a Production Studio producing Studio. The word the company and we just get to watch movies and go. Yeah. Sure. Yeah sure. We all really for me. Yeah, I don't know if it'll make us any money. But sure there were stuck for Josh for this movie. No respect for him for the Avengers our age of Ultron. I'm sorry. Sorry about that. I know that to me is it directed The Avengers his name and Age of Ultron. His name was just everywhere, huh. He also did not expand by Slayer. Okay. Well the movie or the TV show TV show. Okay, then congrats respect. Yeah, and he also did No wonder why he he stood with like spooky stuff. But his Empire's we should just Firefly Firefly with Nathan Fillion wage was part of to Nathan Fillion. Who's that? I don't think there's anything you've seen them in. I feel like once you see his face, you'll know but whatever. Whatever Joss Whedon good job. Who's the other guy? Again? Drew Goddard pussy he did. Bad times at the El Royale. Oh, yeah. That's the only other thing. Oh, yeah, cuz then I was like, oh I had a good time at the do you know those like Cheney movie? Versa was like, yeah. I had a good time at the El Royale and I was like, how did you know that he directed? That would be too bad times at the El Royale. I just say it all the time cuz I liked that movie too. It makes sense. Cuz Chris Hemsworth both of them, which is funny. Yeah, cuz this movie was filmed or happened was filmed before he was even like a big star and then bad times at the El Royale. Would you talk about that movie? I think that's a good movie. I don't think a lot of people liked it, but I really liked it. Yeah, I don't be a lot of people like to either I don't know if it's just going to take a Johnson off it just there's still a lot of stuff. I remember about it, but then a lot of stuff I don't it's another one of those movies where everyone's connected. I think it was just cool cuz there was a lot of stuff going on or tells its story in like a broken timeline, huh? Kind of but not really know it's been so long since we've seen it but I like the song cuz a girl is a singer. So sometimes I'll just watch the home video of her singing and I'm like, yeah, they didn't release a soundtrack or anything of hers, like singing that song when she's like clapping and just digging would have been great, but God. Set it I think so. I think that's it. But I I felt like these were very strong starts to our spooky season. Yeah, cuz we could have easily just watched shit that we have already seen like we could have easily just put on her back and said yeah, it's spooky season. I really want to we can do it like half way through most doesn't want me to though cuz we've already seen it so many times I just are you going to be able to just what are you going to talk about like everything? Okay. He has a solid argument in solid stuff. He wants to talk about we'll give it a pass. I'll just a little more research to see if there's a lot of stuff I can talk about wage. But maybe we'll save it for like a little air yesterday Marathon. Maybe when he releases a third film he's working on it. Maybe we should watch as one weirdo film that everybody. Oh, yeah talks about John the weirdo one. Yeah. Something something wrong or something something. Yeah. Graceland's. Give me about it, too. Now. Apparently that was fucked but I already know that cuz that that's only 65 minutes long. It's not really a real movie. This is a short film. Okay, but that's it, in the Woods movie recommend like for you. Yeah, like we said last week hit us up with your fave spooky movies are going to probably watch I watch trick or treat like Nadine recommend maybe in recommended trick or treat and we're going to watch it cuz she's our spooky Queen and she loves that movie and she also has what if windowpanes. Oh my God we go. Actually just fucking sorry. No, it's got good reviews. I'm sure it's good. Yeah, but yeah, she really likes it. If you like enamel pins and stickers. She also makes animal stickers that heavy Gloom.com heavy heavy Gloom Is it you said it really fast have you going., this is a this is an option as we really quick. Maybe we'll watch Scream to like you said and I feel like if we do scream though, we have to we have to do the whole wage know we have to do the whole know because there's like five we have to do them all just too many or or we save it for when the new screen comes out and we do all of them. Let's do that off cuz both ways I move is until 2022. Okay, we don't talk about like movie new movie news. We'll talk about it next week because it's no one's going to listen at the end of the episode page news. That's true so much pain though so much pain. All right. So yeah, give us recommendations for any other spooky movies your favorite spooky movies. I got trick or treat, smell to watch them and I'll enjoy them hereditary all sorry sometime on the list. I know I want to watch a couple more classic. Maybe I should watch try to the 13th. So that's the first Halloween. Kimberly Curtis. Yeah, have you seen it when I was little I don't think I've seen it fully. Yeah. I've Just Seen bits and pieces. So yeah, we watch a lot of the classics we still give us recommendations, but we also want to watch good movies too. So if you do have recommendations in a soap or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at new encounter, please enter access. I'm literally fucking studying social media I had to do an entire. Project on a brand and how they can like interaction and make better engagement attention. And how do I even do that when my brand fucking sucks? I was like maybe I should have just done the project is just said this brand needs to step up their game recommend us to your friends as always. Like I said get a free fucking sticker If you have friends that like Halloween bath going to like our spooky season, even if Nick hates Halloween worry about it. Don't tell them that leave us a review. 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We just want to get a little bit of a more people listening get a cutie pie fan base. You know anyone that's like listening to podcasts. I feel awful lot of people say like, yeah listen to podcasts know everyone's like yeah. Listen to music. Yeah. I listen to music in the car like a b. Yeah. I just went to go sit in the car and listen to music with you. I just want to go off mountain and listen to music and five. It makes you happy and she'll never know. We said this she doesn't listen to the show exactly. Don't be like Eddy listen to the show. Listen to the podcast would recommend it to your friends podcast. What's one hour out of your day while you're cleaning your room nothing listen to us be funny and cute. You can't even see us but one day you will be able to see us when we make video forms blue. All right, and we have a soundboard exactly. We just have so much coming for you guys are going to be like stupid. He said y'all looking yourself. All right, that's it for this week will continue our spooky season next week. I don't think we have a sad movie that we're going to have for next week, but you will find out you will. Catch you next week. I didn't know what to say. Goodbye.

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Boeing Faces Review By Federal Aviation Administration

WSJ Minute Briefing

02:13 min | Last month

Boeing Faces Review By Federal Aviation Administration

"Escape quickbooks quicksand with net sweet by oracle. The number one financial system special financing is back nets is offering a one of a kind financing program only for those ready to switch from quickbooks to net. Sweet today head to netflix. Dot com slash. Minute right. now here's your morning brief for tuesday. August twenty four. I'm mark stewart for the wall. Street journal were exclusively reporting. The federal aviation administration is launching. A broad review of how boeing employees handle safety matters on the agency's behalf. It comes after some company engineers said they face undue pressure according to an agency letter and people familiar with the matter. Boeing said it takes these matters with the utmost seriousness and is working to bolster the independence of its employees who work on the faa's behalf chipmaker intel said it is joining department of defense program that aims to build up domestic design and production of cutting edge. Chips intel said it would be joining forces with other companies like ibm and synopsis. The move comes as the government has been working to address a global semiconductor shortage. Walmart is opening up its in-house delivery platform to other businesses. So independent contractors who deliver walmart products can make additional deliveries along the way the service offers walmart another way to beef up its delivery platform and add more pain. Pickup and drop offs while drivers are out. President biden is set to meet virtually today with the leaders of the g. seven nations to discuss coordination and evacuation plans from afghanistan including withdrawal beyond the august thirty first deadline and best buy and nordstrom are among the retailers reporting quarterly results. Today we have a lot more coverage of the day's news on the wsj's what's news. Podcast you can add it to your playlist on your smart speaker or listen and subscribe. Wherever you get your podcasts escape quickbooks quicksand with net sweet by oracle. The number one financial system special financing is back net. Sweet is offering a one of a kind financing program only for those ready to switch from quickbooks to net sweet today. Head to netflix dot com. Slash minute right now.

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#245 Hubert Joly- Skyrocketing Best Buys Success and Unleashing Human Magic

What Got You There with Sean DeLaney

1:04:22 hr | 5 months ago

#245 Hubert Joly- Skyrocketing Best Buys Success and Unleashing Human Magic

"I'm sean delaney and you're listening to what got you there. what got you. There is a must follow for entrepreneurs creatives high achievers and change makers each week. I sit down with some of the world's most influential people and focus on the journey behind their success. We uncover the strategy tactics and routines. That help them get their. Now's your journey. So it's time to learn what's going to get you. There is the former chairman and chief executive officer of best buy and is now a senior lecturer at the harvard business school. In addition to that he is a member of the board of directors of johnson and johnson. And ralph lauren corporation. A member of the international advisory board of h. e. c. paris and a trustee of the minneapolis institute of art. Joey has been recognized as one of the top. One hundred ceos in the world by the harvard business review one of the top thirty. 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Oh yeah just so you guys know culture finders and what got you. There is actually hiring right now so jump on culture finders dot com to create your free profile and hopefully we'll be working together soon. Huber welcome to what got you there. Are you doing today. I'm doing great sean. It's very good to see you. One of those interesting jumping off places for a conversation. I always love hearing about some of the non-negotiables or things people do pretty consistently throughout their life. I'm wondering for you. Is there anything that you've done pretty much every day. That you think had a tremendous impact on non shaping who you became. Oh yes habits is one daily habit. I no i need to do. But i don't do it consistently so i'll tell you what i need to do and what i actually do. So the the one thing i love doing is the daily excellent prior to the end of the day reflecting hugged. I do today you know. Was there some moments where there was more light and energy my life with us a moments at marshall goldsmith coach. This great book. What got you here won't get you there. Which of course is you know. Find given your title a talks about daily questions. Did i do my best today. based on what. I'm trying to accomplish to make progress. Did i do my best to be kind and gentle. For example you'd i do my best to set goals and really at the end of each day revisit. The day it's hard to do because as human beings we need structure so we'll somewhat some of my friends. Do they call each other to support each other in that process. What i do for sure when. I'm not able to do this regularly. I tried to write my eulogy or a letter of myself. Ten years. Out to my younger self and congratulating me for everything you have accomplished in the preceding ten years in really trying to start with finish right in regularly with my spouse. We look at this because we have actually joined document which we're trying to accomplish together then revisiting are we are we on track woodward so in other words that all of this stems from a single idea which is the captains of our souls and we are we are the decision makers of our lives and this is not about trying to be perfect. I you know maybe we'll talk about. I think the quest for perfection is evil. Actually but this is about doing the best we can and being kind with us now but staying focused on our life purpose so that's routine hubay. that's fantastic. I feel like we could almost spend the entire are on this alone. I m curious though because you mentioned during those daily reflections the importance of your energy and your bandwidth. How do you. How do you view that in port importance and do you factor that in to how you're allocating time on your counter. Yeah that's we. We really saw this doing this Seeing this during this multifaceted crisis as leaders we wanna do important things in the world and for others reminders. We have to start with ourselves because it's like on the plane. Wendy mass comes down. We have to ourselves spurs so that we can help others so as leaders taking care of ourselves so important. What does that mean. It's going to mean something different for every everybody for some people it's going to be mostly exercise for me. Try to exercise a moso working hard. This is a daily fight form to set aside some blocks of time that. I'm not books. So that i can. Greece can spin a bit of time. I was working from home with my wife. I can have time to rights reflects and then you know. Meditation is so important. Whether it's meditation or prayer so back at the end of the day i think the most important thing to meditates for some people at the beginning of the day for me. It's at the end of the of the day. Sweetie taking care of our so one of the things we've learned schanzer devlin scenes have been inspired by so many leaders during this multifaceted prizes. We've been trained many of us to lead without brain. It'll being smart. What's really important and being the smartest person in the room. That's how many so many of us grew up with the things. I've learned that we need to lead with all of our buddy pats is idea of cutting our head from the rest of our buddy is a terrible idea and for me. It's been a journey. Because i grew up. You know like everyone of your listeners. Wonderful gray cells that have been over relying too many years on the gray cells in anything discovering that we can lead with other buddy our brain heart our show guts. Of course our ears is our hands. This is really a critical because so much living. Our life is not so much. I've been dismissed. it's about other body parts. I some treated about this. We're we're you had enough time to be able to reflect and analyse a lot of years. I'm curious wendy's ideas really starting to take shape for you. It's been a life injured. I can give you some nice stones along the way earthly ninety nineteen thirty years ago will always remember a conversation so it was at mckinsey and company at the time we invited a client perspective client to dinner. That was in. The parasites was the seal of a big computer company and we were trying to pitch them. How can we help you and so forth. And instead he the lecture for us. Yeah just come back from a site with other senior executives. Ceo's what we've concluded this. It's the purpose of the corporation is not to make money. Profit is not the goal. it's an outcome in. You have to think in business of three in parents. The people imperative have been good people on your team too well equipped train while the business imperative least of customers in the financial imperative. Which is we need to make money of course but the financial imperative virtual performance is more on out come of performance on the other imperative learning how to treat profit as an outcome as opposed to going to reflect on the fact that you know what is the purpose of the corporation of course. This has become very fashionable. Now this study years ago and in my view the purpose of the corporations to contribute to the common goods so that was first reflection. Another nice still. Maybe a couple of years later and the opportunity to write two articles in a philosophy journal in theology journal about which the philosophy and theology of work. Why do we work is work. A curse a punishment because some dude seemed in paradise. Is it something we do so that we can do something else. That's more or is is work really part of our search for meaning Individuals part of our humanity part of what gives meaning to life enjoy. And of course. I believe the we were arguing for the latter. This was an important milestone another milestone because life is not linear so i think one of the dangerous for every leader is to be seduced by power famed lorry or mine. Big danger anytime you feel that. This is the driver's time out in one day during my career. I volunteered for a job. I was working for the media and entertainment company called universal pictures and music and so forth and universal just been acquired by french company event to formulate universal in volunteer to the integration of two conference at the time it was the ceo of the video games. Company of the group was based in los angeles. But i thought let me go after that job because it's gonna bring me closer to the ego power friend. Good news is i. Whisper punished because the job it was content. There was no synergies between universal. So this was a very boring job and that was a great punishment and great lesson so for me the criteria. Now when i think about what job to take a what to do so wanna always do something. That's meaningful impactful. In joyful these are the three criteria and other mice don't show it show shuki thereafter so after this integration thing. We've been de got in trouble. I moved back to peres the team. That was restructuring vivendi universal. So many ways. I gotten to the top of the mountain. I had a very successful career. Twelve years with mckinsey partnered led several divisions businesses. But then when. I reached the top of that i mountain a failed edginess. It was nothing it was not fulfilling in. So this led me so you could call this. The midlife crisis was in my early forties right. This led me to want to reflect in. Find a way to decide what i wanted to do with my life. It so happens. So you're going to believe i'm very religious and spiritual in my life to do the spiritual exercises of new issues of loyola the founder of the jesus and this was over a two year period of time to revisit my life and try to discern my calling in mice so the meaning of my life and it helped me defined it is trying to make a positive difference on people around me and used platform. I have to make a positive difference in the world. Which is an evergreen purpose so that was a very important milestone for me and then of course my years at best buy such a source of joy in because they learned so much sean a barrel which of course cuts turn around and business several of those but more importantly how to unleash human magic. In a large organization by putting noble purpose as the northstar of the organization and mean putting people at the center and learning that the role of the leader is not to be dismissed person in the room there will the years to create an environment in which others can blossom these were some milestones so many places. We go down right now. I want to make sure we revisit. Those two years of the self exploration because reading your book. i think that's one of the. The big aha for me is the amount of work and time and reflection you put in throughout the years. But before we dive into that i would love diving into human magic and people at the center of that For for people unfamiliar. Can you give more more context into human magic. And how you approach that. I think we have to rewind in many ways. I view of business on has been influenced by milton. Friedman who in nineteen seventy roads that the only the sole purpose of a company was so to maximize shareholder value so it was called the primacy shareholder primacy theory which is really influenced business around the world for many many years following his article in the new york times in nineteen seventy. You know a a an excessive focus on profits is dangerous. it's wrong it leads you to To do the wrong things if you step back and think about which we just dumped about reach to. Why do we work. You know when you were when we on the last day of my life you know the pride is not gonna be. What title did i have when it was forty five. Or what's the size of my banking account. It's going to be much more profound. Then if you see a company as a human organisation made of individuals working together in pursuit of goal vani changes everything about your view of business. Because if it's individuals human beings then similarly the purpose of The corporations as a blind for my pine friends is not to make money. Profit is an outcome in. You have to anchor the company in the pursuit of a noble purpose which is doing something. Good in the in the world in embrace you know all of the stakeholders employees the customers and vendors the community planet and the shoulders in the in a sense. It's a declaration of interdependence. It's the idea that you can do well by doing good in that. Business is more than for profits and now most people today believe this has been this big movement of the business. Roundtable issued that statement two years ago around the purpose of the cooperation. In the stakeholder capitalism to challenge as i certainly experienced many of my friends in positions of leadership is that it's easy to dictate. It's really hard to do into make it. Come to life so back to your question sean. About this idea of human magic. I so that come to life at best buy since before i talk to you about the theory. I'll tell you a story about that. Debbie great. Yeah because that's how we learn from stories and that's that hit me so one day. There was this some other getting into one of our stores by with a young child in the child received had gotten a gift for the holidays which was a diner's taught unfortunately big drama the dinosaur toy the head was cut up and so the niners was not in great shape. Now if you go to normal store maybe somebody will direct you to the tar and with lock. Maybe they're still a dangerous auto for sale and you can replace it. Buy a new or if it's within the return period maybe you get a you. Get a free one. That's not what happens is to associates in the best. Buy store so what was going on here with this. Young child in the win behind a counter took the dinosaur time started to perform a surgical procedure. And for those of us who have been watching good doctor and amazon while the who steps they were taking in the surgical procedure. Of course the last minute substituted a new one But gave back cured dinosaur to the right and you can imagine the joy both the chide and his mother now sean. Do you believe there was a standard operating procedure at best. Buy on how to deal with broken diners or talks. You think there was a memo from me. This is how you show and all these situations of course thoughts to happen is that these two associates headed in their hearts to do this in. So when i saw that i say my god this magical right the this is completely irrational. This should not be happened. Suddenly at scale because this was not just one story but you had the stories across many many stores in. So how do you create this environment. Where human magic. Be unleashed for me. Several ingredients that that's what i learned when it was the ceo of best by of course you know we had a defined purpose as a company is being enriching lives through technology by addressing key human needs. So we said we're not actually region we're not even in the brick and mortar retailer but we in the business of touching lives when in many ways wearing the happiness business if you do this. It expands addressable markets. Right because you can go beyond. A certain product is called. We got into the healthcare business helping aging seniors. Stay in their home longer with the help of clearly so we put sensors under their beds so far the bathroom. The kitchen fall detection and with remote monitoring an artificial intelligence care centers. We can detect anomaly and then deal with that so that got us into a new business would never have gotten into this business if we had not had this idea of enriching lives so you have to educate a purpose to create the strategies that independece. But then you know. How do you unleash the magic in the old days so last century model was you take a bunch of smart people. The create a smart strategy implementation plan to communicate big power points. You put incentives in place and hope that something's going to happen. Nothing happens because nobody likes to be told what to do and financial incentives. Actually don't do good job of driving performance so the the ingredients of human magic are what one is to create an environment where you can connect with drives you as an individual with the purpose of the company. So here's a story. It's a story in in in the bus mac. At the store general manager would ask everyone of the hundred so associates in the store. What is your dream. Tell me about your at best. Buy outside of okay. Write it down in the break room in. My job is to work with you. To help you achieve your. It was another moment in our joining best. Buy where i gathered every quarter. We would gather the executive team you know for in one time over dinner and ask everyone to bring a picture of themselves when there were two or three or four years old in share with each other their life story and their purpose in life. It changed everything because we uncovered who who we wear truly in what we were trying to accomplish. And then that's how we decided you know. This is not just about us. Individuals we can actually create good things in the world through the platform. We have. it's about also that's the second ingredient creating true human connections within the company so another story shop. I was an associate in one of our stories you want shared with me. That is life. change the day manager. Recognize them into an interest in them and invested semi my competitive. We need the character of the cartesian. Philosophy said i think therefore i am so very brainy and i think he's wrong it's am seen therefore if you see me should respect me. If you take an interest in me then i have the opportunity to be to become the best version of myself. Autonomies another factor is really likes to be told what to at some point. You know we. We told you about yesterday scripts on how what's the best way to sell it to you know. Use your instincts in connect with the customer as an individual in treat them as france and there's a couple of others but you get the flavor rights to truly create a very humid environments where people will do magical things that are completely you know not from logical assembly. Make no sense it happens. I i love the concept especially early on in your career that a lot of times. It's just about someone that you look up to seeing you in just giving you that little bit of boost. I'm wondering for you. Was there someone that helped get that little bit boost for you that they saw you. I will say in a huge debt of gratitude number individuals. I from from whom i learned. So i don't know that they i think actually they. They saw me. I certainly learned from them so already mentioned the science and mentioned to father mounted in fiber samuel l. a. was another one another client size from a a watch them it's kinsey consultants. Your gives you get paid vast amounts of money from the clans. The funding is i was learning from my client paying me so go figure that could see how he was leading a very fashion so for example where things. He told me he would do deliberately would arrive at every meeting. That's when we had real meetings in a physical world five to ten minutes early so that it could Chat in speak with the meeting participants before the meeting actually started as opposed to aim the busy ceo. I arrived last year and we get on with business so that i thought it was quite quite remarkable and other turning point for me sean with my coach marshall goldsmith that i mentioned He's infomercials amd the before and after picture of before meeting mashal. If somebody was using a coach i would have thought. Well what's wrong with actors needs a coach right but then i realized that we like to play tennis mma skier to play with the coach. Because i want to improve my forehands in skiing to ski with an instructor because of how i the muggles into one hundred percent of the top one hundred tennis players in the world of a coach and i think leaders ceos in other leaders. We need coaches. We need somebody to help us get better and this is not. It's not something that's remedial. How can we get better in. Marshall has got this wonderful process. Where does a three sixty. Yes people around you with for you or your peers or your. Make this as a sealed board. What am i doing. Well what can i get better odds and ends and then was transformative is said to me when he was debriefing there. You don't need to do anything right choice. And then but you can ask yourself in all of the comments other things that would like to get better is it. Oh yes oh improve my forehand in tennis and is coo. Like to get better at these one tool. He thinks in a shared that with my team. Thank you for all of the feedback you gave me. That was a gift of the say to work on improving my capabilities on number one number two number three. And i'm going to need your help. Something full up with each of us you for advice on how can get better at these in three months from now a follow up with you so that you can tell me how i'm doing in giving more advice. Of course things did when whenever i've done that instead signals to the entire team that it's okay to not be perfect and it's okay to try to get better and some so if you run into somebody from best buy ads that what are you working on. Bad they're working on something. Some people really helped me tremendously through my lush. No i absolutely love that mindset and one of the things that that would love uncover with you. It's obviously the amount of work you've done your mentioning those two monks if someone's listening to this they're saying. Oh i'm trying to uncover who i n o. What i want are are there any starting places initial questions. They can explore to help. Lead them down that. Yes i'm going to pull. The book is way behind me. Aligns connecting your true self with the leader. You're meant to be it's by otani Not who's one of the foremost executive coaches in the world. Oh she's also my wife some completely objective which is written a year ago this wonderful book and with a foreword by marshall that has all sorts of practical tools like revisiting your life it in trying to discern at what point in your life did you have more energy and or at one points where you more drains which way your childhood childhood drains who are your heroes in. Why do you admire them. Right your eulogy. Which is something. I already mentioned in that. Say these are some tools to help to discern. What's going to be important to true. North they bill george. Bill george is one of my heroes great friend. Laboring minneapolis former. Ceo of medtronic as written this book this book. Discover your true north and wealth. Things that bill highlights is importance of crucibles identifying moments. Where that were difficult in how you readjusted your life at that moment to advantage of that is the last thing i would say that. There's many approaches to this but another way is the so-called japanese concept of iki guy which is the intersection between four six. What the world needs which passionate about what you're good at and You know how you can make money because we do need somebody. Even though it's not the ultimate goal you need some to To to to make a living in so at the intersection of these four things you can discern you know you're calling your sweet spots in what would you wanna do if it's only which you're passionate about but you're not good at it or the. Nobody needs that's not helpful maybe oppression project and if you're good at it but you don't enjoy it that's going to be draining so it's finding into section it only gets with the individual can be true for the company. What are the what does the world need. What are we bashing about as a team. When are we good at in how we can. We make money. These are four good questions to discern your purposes and individual in purposes as convenient as well huber. I'm wondering when you discovered your purpose. Has there been moments or times where you've questioned that or has it just been crystal clear since the day you've uncovered it. I think it's i think life is so much a journey. You write it down and then you step back and look at how is it. is it in. There was a moment's your two ago when they decided to pass the baton walk. Ceo a best buy to my wonderful successful remarry outside. I wanted to do in this next chapter. So it was very clear was not moving to florida to play golf with aging white man. Because i don't play golf. So why do that was not going to be the ceo anymore and yet i wanted this knicks chapter to match in so i already took a year and some strong offices but still slow down in a two time right. Because if i'm going to decide what i'm going to do for the next twenty years taking six to twelve months to decide. I think it's okay right. There was no rush. And i had many many conversations with france. People who knew me. I spoke with explored a lot of opportunities just to get a sense in any that went back to what i wanted to do which was to give back and help the next generation of leaders which is why i wrote. This book of business is why am teaching at harvard business school because they believe that business education needs to evolve so the leadership. It's we've all so that we can tackle very significant problems that the world is is facing this way. I'm coaching and mentoring number of ceos and senior executives. In so i took the time in regularly. Touching base with my coaches still have a coach into check my my wife as well and we're checking. How am i doing. Does it makes sense was my ape is right. We have the energy. the what i'm doing. Give me energy a good sign when you feel that your drains. There's something there's something wrong. You're not reliant whereas when you're full of energy that's something that You know there's something right happening. Yeah you you can uncover a lot during the those draining times. You've mentioned slowing down. And reflecting a few times you mentioned recently when you decided to pass the baton on of best by taking a longer amount of time. How 'bout someone in the position running a large organization like best buy. I'm wondering with the amount of things coming at you. Day-to-day how you took time. I kind of picks picture this is zooming into the details and then being able to zoom out and really reflect. How do you do that as a ceo of a large organization like that. Yeah how'd you say. Stay center anchored so this many ways again. The daily routine we talked about. It's a good thing and then finding times where you can Bit decompressed sue. In the old days when You know executives who are flying around the world. I love long flights because there was no email nowadays wi fi on plans but said there was no emails phone calls and you could spend five six seven eight hours reading reflecting thinking writing. Some of the best decisions made have been made walking by myself around the league. That's just in front of my house in minneapolis. It's about an hour to go around in a walking in need a trigger reflections. 'cause you let you need to let people. Things sits any emerge in. And it's a good good movement. And some people focus on their personal board of directors in there that that group of very close friends from can be very transparent having a coach. As for me. Been a lifeline. is that said. That's how you can check in and see how you're doing and and Not losing track. There's many mentioned power famed low in money for people in positions of leadership. This is a constant danger so to also protect one trick us at best. Buy an told matt furman. Who still is was my head of corporate communication samat. you'll mission is to make sure. I am never undercover of any magazines because the story about. It's not about me. I just want to focus on the work and the people in danger. If you're on the cover of magazines you start believing your own propaganda. You know you you believe that you importance and this this is that it's the biggest danger is our ego. You threaded egos are often. Were dennis trouble for you. What moments made you start to look at your ego too much like i. I have to assume we're all susceptible to that. And so i'm wondering how you how you're better attuned to that if those those magazine covers kind of got past Your officer there. I'm wondering how you handle that. So matt was actually successful. I was never recover of any magazine with one exception. New barons magazine made me one of their top. Thirty years in the world and matt refused to give them a picture with embarrassed to actually draw people so so we had a big labs also there was a A a moment. So when i became the ceo of best buy best plays a big company. Headquartered it in minneapolis. When i would go out to restaurants and we'd get recognized or when i would go to some of our conferences. We gather store. Joe manages people lineup to have a selfie with me and that can be stabilizing right. One of my colleagues are just make peace with it. They actually want to do this. So be as gracious as possible. And it's not about you. You know they like you but you know they're like the next year. Just just be nice. I'm so intrigued by the decision to to join Best buys the ceo because at that a lot of people were saying essentially this lost. Cause so i i think about this is decision making and judgment are just so crucial. I would love to know what your thought. Process was like pot accepting the role of ceo. Best buy so. It took me a wire. Because when i that's how the book opens when i got the call from my good friend jim citron with the the senior charge of a lot of the searches at spencer. Stuart have known each other thirty years. We go we. Kinsey suggest caused me to talk about this job. Message it jim. you'll crazy. Nothing about retail and the blazes zoo. We're going to be killed by amazon. They used to be a great company. Known them you know when it was video games but quite your services gone down in the founded wants to take the company private admitted it's and he said trust me i am not looking for a retailer to you've done turnarounds. You know how to do this. I think it'd be great. So i do me a favor. Take a look at it in so i studied. I read everything. Possible by best buy was a mystery shopper. Listen to all of the previous owning skulls a spoke with of the organization and i developed the view that the world actually needed best. Buy we as customers for some of our purchases. We need a place where we can see the product and ask questions and then the vendors also need they spent. Billions of dollars are indian. They need a place where to showcase their product because your headphones on new sean. The only place in the world where you can just headphones is in the real world. You cannot do this. You know online even with the reviews and so forth. it's not you. Is he gonna see how it fits and so forth same with the picture quality of a tv. And so. I felt that the world needed best. Buy another of the problems that could be headwear sense essentially self inflicted in so i thought oh if it self inflicted and we can correct because there's nobody else raises just us and so i developed the point of view that could be done so when the end of the recruiting process. I told the board that actually wanted this job and had been preparing for this job entire life and then they give me the colby. kathy victor. Who was leading the search. Could be me on my birthday august. Eleven two thousand twelve. Tell me ahead the job as a thank you. What our first week like. They're right like i can only imagine. There's a bunch of anticipation going on in your head thinking about the role and then you get their first few weeks. What is that like Based on the great advice from one of my colleagues best buy a spend the first week on the job working in stores. And of course i could read Could do meetings at headquarters look at spreadsheets. But was this is a people business which is one a loss on the frontline biggest general pattern. Who said you can push a noodle you have to pull a noodle so he this vision of leading from the front. I'm not saying that was a new dolby. And i on so much during that first week which i would never have lands in headquarters so i was able to spend time in distort watch the interactions between the blue shirts. Best buy blue shirt and sales people and the customers really studied the phenomenon of showrooming people. Coming to our stores. Speaking with our associates leaving empty-handed maybe to buy online cheaper also so focus group with the associates and one of them said about. Do you know that the search engine on the sites is not working. Said jimmy well type cinderella. You'll get nikon cameras a no. He's rhymes but it's not quite the same in you. Think anybody at headquarters have told me that. Of course not and i also. They were furious in the stores. Because the board remedial reasons they'd given large bonuses to the senior executives. Why the boy was doing the research. But at the same time diminishment team had reduced the employee discount in many people working in the stores at best buy bill consumer electronics and they enjoy discounts. So this is this is crazy right in so it was so important for in so in many ways the i learned things. It's then we were able to act up on one of the principals back to this idea of people at the centre turnarounds. Suddenly case at by people were telling me bad you can have to cut cut. Cut closed down stores headcounts. We did the opposite. We thought that people were not the problem. People are the source of the solution to be studied by listening to the front players. Is they'd by rebuilding the team at the time. 'cause a bit of a maoist they believe that fish rot from the head in. You have to fix the team at the top in when we looked at improving performance. I focused on. How do we grow the revenue. So that's how we decided to match online prices so that we wouldn't lose customers because of price as well we decide to invest in customer experience online and in stores. We also knew that we need to cut cost. But we didn't start with headcounts we. I focused on majority of cost reduction. Efforts focused on reducing recall non-salary expenses. So everything in the cost structure. That's not really to people so let me give an example so at best buy. We sell a lot of tv's next we do. They're big and they're things so they break every year at best buy at the time we would break roughly two hundred million dollars whereas of tv's every year that's a large number if you can reduce with we call tv junk outs improving the design of the tv's on how they handled throughout by fifty percents. You save hundred million dollars. It is good for the customer because believe me no customer wants to buy a tv and it's good for piano and you only get to head headcount so last resort so if revenue gross lewis reduction of non-story expenses is not sufficient. Sometimes you may have to go after headcounts but then you still do it in a way. you know. there's turnover in can redeploy people. You try these members of the family who got skills and experience you try to maybe limited the position but keep the people in two different places and they need to all about Unleashing this energy the company and so it was not cut cut cuts and all started because i spent the first week working stores learning from from science. Why love you bring to light a lot of these misconceptions around leadership. We think it's the person with the ivory tower. They they have no time for anyone. They're up there and that's just not true if you want really great leadership and so it's great here and people who are actually in the arena on the front lines actually bringing this to light. I am really intrigued. Bring the power of the people. You have unleashing them even more when you brought on new upper management. Are there things you did to help. Unleashed those people even more. I know you mentioned the amount you worked on yourself. How do you get those other people within the organization to unleash themselves as well. That's something also in my life journey. I learned locked. Initially earlier in my career would put a lot of emphasis on recruiting for experience and expertise. We need to have the best ecommerce personnel. The best marketing person and experience expertise. I'm not an importance with gradually over time. They say to put more emphasis on the individual in who they are. What kind of leader. There i remember. I was in two thousand and seven being interviewed by maryland. Calcium nelson the better the founder of calcium companies to be your successor as the ceo of counseling the first non-family ceo of that company and this was under a plane flying back from paris to minneapolis. We've done to to watch the the rugby the final regular in paris in so i had an eight hour interview on our planes. One of the questions she asked me is uber. Tell me about your soul. Who has this question and yet you know in lytton the most important decision one of the most important decision we make is. Would we put in positions of leadership. Wouldn't you like to know that the person in charge as a good solo in his vision of their leadership to help others before they help themselves. That's critical so key. Question asking me interviews now would drives you. What's your dream which you'll leadership philosophy. I'd always asked the question about what you'll solar depends on the circumstances pull emphasis on. That's so that was an important turning point from the other one probably around two thousand seventeen and the community. We had completed the turnaround and we were focusing. How do we accelerate the growth of the up. What cut we create a company. That can all be very very products in doing the turnaround. I believe the turnaround when the ship is sinking. You have to be as the to be very decisive in so lot of decisions came to me with the size of best buy. If other decision we make to come to me we're not gonna do much right. Because only even if i work hard in so turning points to ever conversation within our team around decision making and We had somebody help us with that because it was stuck in so They had me soaking. You bear whatever decisions where you're responsible see whether it's very few big strategy of the company with undertain values maybe the big investment decisions like acquisitions or if you've spent hundred million dollars. It project that's it now the other areas where a may want to be able to give my point of view so issuing charge of its peace consultant. But you're in church. It didn't we tried to okay. What all of the decisions to be create. We have to me. How can we push them down as fire down as possible in. How can we be clear about how we made. The individual in charge of the decision makes the decision. Is it a decision where you know. Brushing their teeth. They decide or do they consult. Does it need to be unanimous. Is it needs to be the majority. Let's be clear about most often. Going to be consultative person will consult with people. We have a se but just i mean people who are consulted vitor because we were stuck. Is that somebody. If jack would say i would do it this way and then mary which doing that with the person listen would be on. You guys need to ally. The answer is no take the inputs and you are empowered. Whatever decision you make support in. So that's unglued and debottlenecking the organization and allowed us to now with and i'm sure many of your listeners. Agile teams you know. There's a different way of working where things don't need to go to the top in. Its amjad teams working quickly in spreads who make the decisions and move things forward. That's that's very helpful Making something. I'm always thinking about. So hubert thank you for for shedding light on that one of the things. You bring up a lot in the book. And that's around and i would love to know if you have any examples that would be you being authentic but that would go against traditional standards right like we were talking about leadership and what we think that is any other clear examples of you being your authentic self. That might go against the grain slightly. The leadership model of the last century was the leader the superhero who saves the day because they had the smarter sites and two are mainly driven by their own ego. Whose last century remember that new. I was there that doesn't work. Think the new model is what. I call the purposeful leader about their purpose. And the purpose of people around them as we've talked about in how the also in connecting there is the state to be vulnerable so made most commonly used phrase is. My name is uber. Need help or i don't know In leaders can Role model this cami. A head of hr at best buy one day disclosed that for years she had suffered from depression. Who says this as the leader of a fortune five hundred company and just supposed to be perfect and strong and so forth but by doing this she connected with the organization is she got hundreds of emails people saying oh my god i've also somebody and i'm so glad you're better and or somebody said no. I'm struggling now. You have any advice for him. So all of a sudden there's a human connection in one of the biggest dangers for leaders is to think that they need to be perfect. It wasn't so many years ago. But it's wanting to learn intellectually engine practice. Is that the quest for perfection can be evil. It's why why do i say this in. It's not that you don't wanna perform. There's a difference between performing as a business in trying to have perfect human beings. Here's the scoop bill. Human being is perfect. So that's the first thing you could be working on teams if you expect perfection from your team. You're going to be disappointed. And so you're gonna hate your team members or being imperfect in therefore you're going to do all the work yourself is going to be terrible it's gonna be disengaged that we have this epidemic of this engagement in corporate world where eighty percent of people did engage. Whereas if you're clear about you know the things that you let people see your most vulnerable points your weaknesses. Like my example. I am trying to get better. It's one way to be a fantastic invulnerable. I'm not perfect. I need help and is on the teen. Everybody's working on something that we can help each other and that's how you build these genuine human connections because you can admire somebody who's farfetched if there's such a person you can have love them if you don't accept your imperfections you're not gonna love yourself and you're not gonna let others and you're not gonna love because they're in so longest journey. I think we all have to make is the eighteen inches. My head to a heart in the big mistake made for way too long. During my professional life was to have my head cut off from the rest of my body is so i love this quote from hildebrando lebanese foot work is love made visible. And if you think about company has a humid organization. It's all about loving relationships amongst employees between employees and customers with faulkner's. You tried to give it a win win partnership with vendors with the community in which you operate and live because if the community is on fire in these business surround and then your shareholders shareholders adhere to provide for retirement funds for so many of us. So we care about the shelves though and so that's the leadership mother and understand that every everyone of us has needs and most important need is the need for genuine human connection and being seen and be respected and feel that we belong all share. This is fantastic. Absolute masterclass in how leadership should be conducted. Not not only this year but but moving forward so many great examples that you brought out in the book. I would love to know you mentioned about being authentic and one of the things i love is using the saying. I don't know. I mean that's okay and the leadership. I am wondering though because so much of your career seemed like spectacular success after spectacular success. Was there a spectacular failure that that you experienced throughout any of this. yes absolutely. here's one if my share price goes down by twenty five to save percentage one day. Would that be a problem happened. Let me tell you been in january of fourteen so still relatively earn early. You know turnaround story advice by doing november december. Two thousand thirteen before that we had had five consecutive quarters of good performance turn around but that november december things didn't go well you know arguably your phone. That year was not very strong at frankly. We made mistakes and so we've missed our own expectations in terms of top line growth back. We had revenue decline backwater first time since i had taken over who. So when we saw that we knew the markets would not react well and we were right when down from thirty nine dollars now from eleven dollars to thirty nine dollars in the twelve months going from thirty nine dollars to. I don't know twenty seven twenty eight in one day. It was the day before we announced a gathered the officers of the company to share with them. The news expecting it because they're they're you know in leadership positions but we have aggregated numbers. And the question is how how to deal with this. We have a choice. We can either surrender and say so we. We failed and we go back home and people who thought that best bike would not succeed. Well writes that was option. Option b with So i love movies. So as why do we folds either tabackman. Moving beckman began. And and dwayne says to young bruce so that we can learn to pick ourselves up in this great movie the pacino any given sunday where at halftime pacino code. Football coach gives a speech to steam. A everyone listening here. Should i not go. Listen to which governesses is is so choices. Of course we have to look at what went wrong wit mistakes did we make self includes not looking for you. Know who's to blame so that we can learn and then so when we announced the next day i told investors. We made a few mistakes. We missed remit a few mistakes. We can learn from that. We're going to big ourselves up and we're going to move forward and as a leader so when things are going well it always goes to the front lines. You should never believe that your star and when things are not going well take the blame and not try to find somebody to blame but say this is under my watch. So let's study. Let's learn and let's move forward and so leaders. That's what we do as leaders. We have to be summer stats as opposed to some meter ads in so that for me. That was so that was a big big moment. Just twenty five percent in day. I can only imagine the the difficulty the magnitude of that moment. You did mention about viewing these is these growth opportunities. These learning opportunities. I have to understand what it's like though when you go home. Say you're sitting down to dinner that night like you have to have some serious inner turmoil right that that's going on even though you know this is going to be a really good growth and learning opportunity. How else do you wrestle with the with the difficulty that i have to assume that scenario entitles. So you're you're there's none of introspection and working on who start from that you the product of your decisions none of a circumstances. So you're never blaming anybody you you you work on. Knowing that as a leader you need to always be a beaten prostitute because you are source of energy. People are always look to you. You're walking if if when we were in the office. If i walk who the office and be down in deep wrestle angry people would freak out. If i'm a beach in positives it creates a huge impact. Now it cannot be disingenuous. it can be. I don't see what's happened. It can be a can do attitude in. That's our rule is anita so there was another story to bi yearly. The authorities told us. It's thought that we were. It was two weeks before black. Friday sean so imagine this this by like fighters reading inside with weather next breach the next data bridge. This would have been devastating. That's what they were telling us. And so the next day gathered you know. We have a crisis response tune in my role to open. The meeting was to philip. Nobody would dream to have data in just two weeks before black. Friday right be. That'd be crazy but here we have it. And i think this is going to be an amazing leadership opportunity because based on how we deal with this this will have consequences on. Hundreds of thousands of people aren't pleased their family the vendors. I couldn't be more excited in crowds and to work with this team on working this challenge so now let's get on with right. We didn't decide that there was a data bridge. We could decide and we were going to deal with it. And that's the mindset is a leader. The encourage myself hubert. I absolutely love this. This is incredibly helpful. Gnarly for myself. I know a ton of the listeners are going to gain a lot out of this. I know we've got to wrap up here shortly. The heart of business the book you've put so much time effort and energy towards i would love for you to leave the listeners with any parting words here about the book i know that they got a great insight into you. Some the framework. One of the things i love about the book though is tied in stories but then you also pose those reflection questions that we can use the dive deeper and that that that was for me just a huge takeaway and huge help. I would love any final words here just about the book things you want listeners. To take away. This book is really the philosophy behind the resurgence of abyss buying behind. You know so much of what. 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The industrial revolution (in real estate)

Elevate: The Official Podcast of Elite Agent Magazine

30:28 min | 1 year ago

The industrial revolution (in real estate)

"In these times, you really got a heavy self-centered about what you can do and how you approach things is so important rather than trying to be influenced what others might be thinking or otherwise or potential risks or trouble down the road that may or may not even eventuate you're listening to elevate the official podcast of elite agent for Real Estate industry sales professionals property managers and leaders. We bring you the best Minds in business and real estate to help you list more Fillmore and elevate your results to download your written action guide from this podcast containing extra tip sleeves and short time to visit a lead agent elevate.com. Now here is your host Samantha McLain welcome to another episode of the Elevate podcast where we drove into some of the most interesting month in business in real estate for the very best tips and strategies for you to implement elevate your business. I'm Samantha McLain editor of elite agent and host of this week's show joining me today is the managing director for the job. True effect of color use international Malcolm Tyson with more than twenty six years on the front line. He sold over six billion in industrial property and managers. One of the largest agency teams in Australia part came that was successful in securing the 2019 gold area for commercial agency of the year. So Malcolm, welcome to the show. Thanks Samantha. It's great having you here. You're in the studio here in North Sydney and you took this opportunity to go and sneak up on your team over there with a expecting you we've got a great team in North Sydney. They've been here for a long period of time they know what they're doing. They're always good to see absolutely was pretty interesting around here. No signal with all the construction going on last few years some big people moving in Channel 9 pretty soon and that's right that sort of thing. Yeah, as we said you were the part of the winning team for college being agents of the year for the areas last year. That was a massive win and twenty-twenty has been a very interesting year like it seems like so much has happened since November last year what's going on in your job? Old everything was rolling along normally in February and we had some changes come through and what's happened since then is we might pretty quickly that may have to start to expect changes. I think over the last fifteen years. We've had a pretty long sustainable period of economic growth that's allowed some predictability to come into the economy in the market place and as a business we were were used to that and so we were affected by a change which was obviously then became an economic condition. So then we had to move pretty quickly to deal with that so we can make it through this year in in bad shape. We possibly can you just said just to change in an economic condition obviously referring to covid-19, but you guys have completely removed that from your vocabulary. Yeah, we have because you don't want to dwell on that too much you gotta deal with it. I don't and our number one obligation is the safety and health of our people and so yep. With that then the next thing is we got to look after the hill turn the safety of their business and so we're not going to be out there to try and solve a virus or create a vaccine assigned to a job as your base to deal with the economic conditions. Once we're on the right place and health and safety is being looked after we're going to deal with that and take that head on that's been our primary focus for 20 20, it's good approach. Actually, that's birth control what you can control approach exactly. Yeah. It's been an interesting year for commercial. I mean, you're sort of more on the industrial than commercial side, but in commercial it's pretty interesting as well because everyone got sent home to work from home in March this year and now people are starting to trickle back. What are the trends around work from home that you're seeing at the moment work from home was embraced off really? Well. I think right across all businesses in the major cities of Sydney and I think most businesses have the technology ready to go. They probably know how to use it, but they don't very quickly how to use it and a dead. Well and the unified a lot of organizations in behind that so that worked pretty well, but what's happened since then is most business now considering coming back into the cbd's, He's having a pack in Sydney since one July for time and for us it was about productivity. We were saying to our teams that have point in time. So you need to operate where you are the most productive you need to think about what that means. They make the decision invariably that means in an office environment for all the reasons and swear around eighty 90% occupancy now on our in our city offices and it's working for us for the people that might be thinking I love working from home. What do you think the future trend on that is do you think that that will continue generally or do you think that people will start drifting back into the office has four different career reasons, I think for the latter the career raises much as they're only because working from home gives you the ability of a work-life balance. That's good job. It also is a good place if you want to finish a job or complete a process that's already been set. But if you're looking to unlock or discover new business opportunities or try to innovate in some form or change tactics or strategies. You can't do that from home and you can't really do it over the screens as well either. There's nothing like I'm being in a group social distancing, of course at the moment, but but in a group environment where you can encourage each other to think randomly and openly to create new ideas may be some businesses that I think are going to persevere in the work from home experiment. That's what they'll do and there's other settle come in town or back into the cbd's and the office environment and I think you'll get two levels of gave us. Those are in the office environment will grow quicker. I believe than those that are spread out separated from each other in the work from home scenario. Hm because working in an office does give you certain age. Things that working from home does not right so I could air conditioning. Yeah. It's important somebody here. There's some quiet and and it's a totally professional environment. A lot of money has been invested into these facilities for the sole purpose of making them as productive as possible and that's by Design or by accident. And so I don't think a lot of people now certain we are we're appreciating the thought processes that down to that and we've seen a spike in productivity straight away from being together. Yeah amazing last year. You were named commercial agency of the year. What did the wind mean for you in the team? It was a fantastic event. We had we had three tables here for starters. So we fully supporting it the win for us. It kept off a very good year for us. I don't think you can go into an award like this without a doubt and culture in the business anyway, and so we had that and then we applied it to the award and we won the award servicer. It was a good good outcome for the team a lot of hard work went into it and Ed. They provide us with a a level of recognition from outside of Colliers, which is really important. Yeah, I mean look, it's yours is such a big business and Commercial is so competitive. It's it's a really hard award wage win amongst some of the other big commercial agencies and we're going to get into that at the moment what what Builds on any culture but let's rewind a little bit so that our audience can get to know you a little bit better off. How long have you been in real estate? And did you choose real estate or did Real Estate choose you I've been in college now for 26 years and primarily all the way through an industrial estate. I chose real estate for a couple of reasons. It's say my options were at the start Weatherby industrial commercial retail jobs, but the opportunity at that time was industrial cetera went but the real estate industry is a whole whether be residential or otherwise, it's a unique industry that exists. You have a lot of account page. Let me try and joy with that comes responsibility, but more than any you can determine how fast you progress through your career and it comes down to be applying yourself being disciplined understanding what people want and then helping them get it and if you got those pieces together, then you can really have a very good career that appeal to me as opposed to be governed by some other limitation as to how fast you could move and I think real estate is really unique in that space. And so that was my number one attraction of getting to the raw. I'd really didn't know much more about the metal table the harder I work the more I can do and it was good enough for me at the time. What was your first job it was here in North Sydney wasn't it? I think I read somewhere working in college first job is working or Sydney. He where where your offices and we just up the road at North Point. It was dealing with small industrial strategy notes in in our time. And and for those that may remember the court he'll Frome. I just open at that point in time. So it was a big innovation and infrastructure Improvement. And that market was doing some things and I start to learn aware and Industrial markets are that in that space some people that might be listening here's residential real estate. What does your day look like in industrial real estate? Like what are you actually doing between business hours residential and industrial commercial is a lot of similarities. If you break it down into the basics. A lot of our day is spent around generating you business and identifying you business. That just does not stop from the dais. You going to continue doing it and so you got to know if you got to know that you're like talking to people and getting out there and being interested in what they're doing as well. A lot of the time is spent servicing current clients. We've got relationships where there were some a long-standing clients that extend back twenty twenty-five years. So we're very close to them we and it's been a lot of time with them to maintain a relationship and and transacting deal some of the some of the transactions we start may end up dead. Being three years later. So it's a long process and we so quick deals a good deal. But a quick deal could be eighteen months. So it's it's it's slightly different like residential's got a faster Tempo. You can move product off very quickly. That's that be very exciting and that space and some of our hours are long bones were in there for a long period of time hand-in-hand with all the stakeholders. Yeah, because you don't just decide to move away houses or something like that. Now you might have a late time of two years three years. Yeah interesting. You just mentioned the gore Hill freeway there any other memorable projects that you've worked on during your career as quite often has been quite a while Samantha. Yeah. Yeah, but I spent a lot of time in the Macquarie Park area and when that was emerging as a Precinct an R&D Precinct the up this area that's were opposites now. Yeah before before that that was known as Santa caught Business Park and was this a low-rise industrial Warehouse facility in a crossroad there. That would have been horses job. Kind of old bathtubs. So we're going back some time but was an emerging area and that was one of the first series of benefit from a collaboration between business and Macquarie University and it all off with the push for decentralization out of the major cities of Sydney CBD in North Sydney CBD as businesses down to move closer to where they staff work and family enough as we sit here with the fact that he's becoming a really strong pull an attraction to those Regional Metropolitan markets in Sydney. I remember Macquarie park because I used to work for obvious when they're up the road here in 101 Miller. Okay marked down to that's kind of where we met using years and years ago, and I remember them selling it to us. Like it would be the new Silicon Valley of Sydney like that was based on Silicon Valley. Yeah. Yeah, and it definitely became all of that, you know that those campus-style buildings and things like that. So just a little bit about your role now. I've got a couple of rolls I run industrial team for college a strong. Got over a hundred experts in that space nationally and they just focus purely on Industrial real estate weather be the sales of industrial estate leasing advisory around that area and we've got some people that team now that have been there for ten fifteen twenty twenty-five years as well. So we all started again. We've grown to a market-leading position now, but in addition to that role, I have the other side of the New South Wales business, we've got seven hundred people now in in Sydney and plus so many cars home while I'm gone other location. So to Sydney's the engine room of the Australian economy, I think by a lot of measures and it's a very exciting role to be involved with on account of its just Dynamic nature that's happening in our marketplace now right across our region. Yeah. No wonder the north city team were excited to see you this morning. So what's performing best Indie industrial at the moment? Well, it's dead. Anything that satisfies sided with warehousing and Logistics and which is fundamentally being powered by a Commerce and I think a lot of people in our understanding what industrial really means all the other asset classes people have a general view on retail. They go to a shop notice and Retail. I think they do and same with an office space and hospitals and residential in Joshua was largely on and off because it was a decide not thought of but it's really coming to the Forefront now and any of those large fulfillment centers distribution centers are really under growing undergoing some very strong growth at the moment. So we're talking things like Amazon and things like that all of those companies and a lot of retail has transitioned from the bricks-and-mortar through online and delivery straight to the consumer and I think most people are experiencing that now the later generation coming through as much more tech-savvy they deal with their wage Most things by their mobile phone and they can buy an order through that and an e-commerce is really benefiting from that and it was always going to happen anyway, but the last eight quarters of twenty-twenty have probably accelerated. But yeah again, it's it's the economic conditions that we are faced with where the shops were shop for quite some time. And so of course you're going to want to order things online and I know at the time I probably ordered a few more things online that I normally would have to put on you. Thank you, but it easy trusting at the moment obviously expectations are on the increase again in that area as well like as consumers we expect things to be delivered faster and faster. I know one of my sort of favorite shop see iconic there now delivering stuff within a day and you read every day you read a news story about Amazon and drones and things like that like take me inside one of the modern warehouses at the moment. What sort of Technology are we talking about? It's getting to the point now where the value of the building the built form is exceeded by the valley the technology and automation that sits within it you'd obviously know that the the value of tech stocks particularly the US has increased dramatically throughout this year and that's allowed for a lot of capital to be invested into research and development in this space. So the way I view it is that the technology that exists today is going to be super super not quicker than what it would have been over the last few years. There's a huge investment going into this space and you've got the likes of iconic and worse and Amazon and Ozzy post for example, both facing a competitive environment. And so therefore they they're investing heavily in it and the technology that's going to come through within the next three to four or five years is going to be extraordinary off the consumer ultimately. Yeah. I noticed a lot of the shops in it like the retail shops in America. I read Best Buy's over there who are sort of like, I don't know. They're like being lazy or something like that off. At the the height of lockdown people would order something on their phone from say Bingley in North Sydney. They're not here anymore. They've been knocked down and I'm ordering this and then you're allowed to drive up and press the button saying I'm here and then the thing gets put straight in your boot. We see more of that here all those options on the table and they're trying that in Dubai as well. We're by you had the retail Center at the top and it could be used as a showroom as much as any but the car park was downstairs which was converted into a pickup area. So you could order online and swing past the shopping center and have an experience whether your hair cut off coffee or whatever then jump in your car and pull around and load up and go hands-free. Yeah, look at be great if I care did that because you know wouldn't have to get lost song ever again ever again, but interesting interesting. So let's get back to Colliers for a moment cuz I can talk about online shopping all day. I'm going to stop myself from doing that you've been dead. A credit should as best employer many many times over and you've got incredibly High Employee Engagement scores. What is the secret source that leads to that do you think? Well, I thought I'd say that's been going for six seven years. So every year we encourage our teams to individuals to participate in those servers because we understand that for us to continue to grow wage. Got to keep thinking of new ideas and new ways of doing things and the best source of those is the Fertile minds of our of us as a broad group. So, we got some great ideas and Inspirations from within the business and we action as we look we tried a very carefully and seriously we go through and we've implemented some some good initiatives the time and it really allows us keep a really good finger on the pulse of how we're performing and what we may be needing to think about next and so this is goodbye in from the teams and they're part of it off. On it and I'll thank you very important thing for any business to yeah, absolutely, but you've got hundreds of employees like some people have got a few employees and they might walk up the boss might walk up to you and say so I think we're doing is a business or how we're going as an employer. I mean, some people are lucky if they get that but across a hundred people, how do you actually measure Employee Engagement? How do you actually survey them on human such independent third-party? Yeah, that's important. So it's confidential. We don't know who the respondents are which is very important. So it's this completely open after we get the comments. We've done to the on any of the individual so it's totally third-party we couldn't manage it any other way. Yep, and I guess you want real feedback. Not just the feedback that someone wants to give you became standing in front of them. That's right. It's not valuable. Otherwise, yeah. Absolutely. You also named a top LinkedIn company to work for so this is aside from the area award in 2019. How do you develop wage? And attraction brand to get talent to come to you. We have a view that we need to have a brand which reflects Market leadership and the best part best way of getting Market leadership Grand Theft Market ladies within your business. So we've we really focus on either creating or recruiting Market leaders, like-minded Market essentially our business and wage working very hard at that for a long time. So we we attract a lot of talent into the business and they Prosper they do well on account of the platform that we offer in the environment that we provide home and I guess that's recognized by LinkedIn as well. It's interesting that you say you get Market leaders. What is Kali is approach to using social media to attract talent because I know social media a big thing for some residential agencies around the country is is actually using LinkedIn in that way because the Colliers all components of accessing Talent is important including social media. But it's got to have the environment to start off with you can try to create something that doesn't exist in the first place. So that starts, you know offices primarily back to the office again, I suppose so once we've got that market leaders will come to us or we create them on account of other means as well with the word of mouth internal referrals. We may just need people that have feel that our environment is probably more conducive to allowing them to succeed at a faster rate and where they currently are perhaps every business is different, you know, some people are attracted to one over the other. Yeah wage. What do you think attracts people to colleagues? Like what is it about Colliers culture that attracts people in college is a little bit unique in our landscape. I believe one of the reasons we went to college in the very first place. I thought was that police was at that time was a fairly new company was actually started in Australia and has now grown to a global organization and it's in today's actually the fastest growing job. Commercial real estate firm in the globe that allows us to have a large degree of autonomy our CEO who I've worked with for twenty six years now is on the global board. So we're not beholding so much to Offshore mandates syllabic unique in that space. The other thing about the business is a lot of us have been there for a long time. Now, there's a lot of trust involved. We have a good idea watching each other and thinking we're more than happy to contest each other's Heidi's which is fantastic and always happy to accept the outcome as a group. So it's a really good culture. It's one that we defend heavily, but very collaborative. I think anyone that comes into college will say it is different to other organizations cuz of the team-based environment collaborative nature. We don't have any locked files or anything like that every very open and accessible to others to sharing. Well, it's nice when you come in that everything's there and that everyone wants to help you succeed. That's right. Yep. Read somewhere that events and training feature heavily every year for the team as well. How have you changed those programs? What happen issue is that the market conditions change there for clients changed our customers changed then as it relates to us is that our people were including all of us here were all still very often what we were doing. The problem was the conditions have changed. So what we were doing is probably not so much relevant now, so when you've got a large group of people whether you a New South Wales team or the national industrial team, you got large amounts of people spread across locations, you gotta get everyone aligned into a new strategy on how to deal with those changes and trainings absolutely critical to that. So I'm training does a couple of things it helps a long people to a common strategy, but also it brings people together in an environment and this was obviously online and through teams meetings or Skype or Zoom meetings or whatever they were at the time. We invested heavily in that space and we were training around resilience well-being initially including some sales training as well and sharing learnings and best practices. We went dead. Now people have been able to adapt and change and become relevant again to the current market conditions and when that happens confidence grows with knowledge and they start to move forward quickly. What's your top tip for engaging a big group of people on Zoom? You could be honest and authentic and you can't jargon in slogans won't work. If you got to say look, this is serious with am going to do you have to really be clear about the current situation that we're in and what we might be facing you need to let her know that no one has the answers at this point in time because we don't know what's going to happen to be awake out. Let alone six months. Yeah. And so what's most important though that we all work together keep our minds open and make decisions wage. The best information they're imperfect decisions because we have not all the information but we're doing something we're moving forward and learn from that and keep doing it over and over again. It's great advice. I mean, you know Thursday, we never seen anything like the time that presented itself around March April May and you have to do you have to make any decisions better than no decision. That's right. Everyone talks about customer experience these days and and providing great customer experience. What were some of the examples of great customer experience you guys used to contribute to your Awards submission when we talk about customer. He's we're really aware that you've got a lot of ways of engaging with a customer at the moment and for us there's nothing that replaces the face-to-face contact others can help leverage that what you're trying to shape that you cannot replace that face-to-face contact and we like to deal with things quickly keeps more problems small and share any learnings that we have with a transaction or off. Or experience with a particular customer immediately and they're probably underpins their strategy that relating to customer experience and just build a deeper level of trust and therefore along between the two businesses. What about Innovation? I've been reading a lot about digital Twins and things like that in buildings what sort of innovative things are Collies working on right now. Okay, so we're investing heavily in Innovation. The moment is a business globally. We have a program called techstars which we partner up with our Global platform and it's really looking at startups. I could probably a major role in a technology sense in the commercial property Market globally. That's a big initiative that's been rolling out the last couple of years, but more local we're looking closely around how we use data and analyze that and I think it's a concept that a lot of people are Banning around but not a lot of you people are using it or using it effectively dead. Themselves a lot of learning curve for a lot of people and ourselves included but I think there's going to be some really good things that are coming out of that in the next next two to three years. Is a big one for everyone. I think there'll be some people listening here who are thinking about entering the area's issued any tips for winning submission if your business is going really well and you're enjoying some great successes then just carry that mentality through this process. It's not easy to win. That's for sure and you have to give it your best shot down, right? That's why it should be and I think if you've got a good culture or winning culture and it's something that your team really want to work towards just go to get a really good red hot go home my advice and if you don't win it, that's okay. Just learn from it and give another go to the next year. So it's really worthwhile. Yeah, I'm guessing that there was an amazing sense of pride in the team in in your win. But have you been a log? To use the award in any other ways so we celebrated at that night. Obviously, we shared it with the business the next day and then we got back to work the following day. So yeah, that's that's the way we are obvious. Yeah, but no on a serious note Samantha we did share. There's a lot of people that did a lot of hard work to put us in a position where we could win the award. There's another group of people that actually created all that and did the work to that. It was actually presented to win it and it was a fantastic to see the response of those people as they shared in a success and that's huge recognition for us as a business because it's not a college award. It's a it's an industry award. That's much more important. Yeah, and I guess it gives particularly the team that you know off on the submission. It's it's a real team building thing, isn't it? It's fantastic cuz it's us against them. So we're not. Oh, yeah. We don't have a go here like the AFL Grand Final or something like that. Like we are number one song. Number one, we don't mind winning. We just don't like the losing that much. Yeah all although like I think even to get to the finals of the areas is a big deal as well. So, you know, you can't take anything away from from any of that off. So our audience loved to learn from leaders like you any books or podcasts or things like that that have impacted you or that are your favorites. There's a couple of things on that. I first see what you do here is fantastic and delete agents podcast series is really good. I'd encourage people at any stage of their career to seek out information such as this month. There's a lot of information that comes their way anyway, and not all that's great. It could be through what you read the newspapers from time to time or radio and TV off and these and other social media platforms obviously, too so it's been a negativity there so you could be careful that but it's really about what you seek out either seek out people that are successful and learn from them. Takeout podcast like yours lead agent because you're learning from successful people there and some other great self-help books. I think in these times you really go to have or self-centered about what you can do and how you approach things is so important rather than trying to be influenced by what others might be thinking or otherwise or potential risks or trouble down the road that may or may not even eventually it's exhausting. It's fatiguing. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely. Well, it's been amazing talking to you today Malcolm. I've certainly learnt heaps. If there was one thing that you could leave the audience with or one tip, what would it be in a period of time or look back at this experience that we're going through in 2020 and saying well that was an experience. I'm glad I was there. I learnt a lot. I'm better off for now because of I've learned some some really good habits. And one of the things that might learn to is that nothing breeds complacency like success and I think a few businesses might have better can place in them have the last name. Three to five years but we're all emerging out of this a lot sharper and not better for business. I couldn't agree with you more Malcolm Tyson. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you Samantha. We hope you enjoyed this episode of elevating from Elite agent to download your written action guide from this podcast containing extra tips links and shortcuts visit Elite agent elevate.com.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #131: Jason Lancaster

Bangarang Radio: A Podcast Network

36:02 min | 10 months ago

Pop-Punk & Pizza #131: Jason Lancaster

"Radio radio dot com all so charity. Alan dow come in a range. Pizza was shocked memorial. Hey what's up. Hope you're doing well today. I'm so glad that we could spend a little bit of time together before we get to. Today's episode. I want to give you a heads up about a brand new spotify playlist that i made now. I know i already have the playlist where it's ten songs and Those ten songs change every month. But i want to go ahead. And i wanted to do another playlist where it's literally just all the songs that have been played on the podcast. So this is on spotify if you search as heard on pop. Punk in pizza podcast. You're gonna find this brand new playlist and don't have every single song on the playlist yet. That has been played on the podcast but If you give me some time. I promise that your song if it was played on the podcast won't be up there shortly so given Give it a spin as heard on pop punk. Npr podcast brand new playlist on spotify. I hope you dig it so today's episode is is a first for me in many ways. Well it's the first time that. I got to talk to jason lancaster which was awesome. Best known for kgo radio and Mayday parade. He's no longer in mayday parade but most everyone knows about his stint in the band. But so there's that. I but then the next i is interviewing someone while. They're waiting in line for a computer at best buy. 'cause that's where jason was. Yeah it was. It was kind of funny but he he tells the story behind why he's in line for computer and all that stuff. He had a Unfortunate episode with his laptop so hill. That that's kind of how this conversation opens up with jason. But the big reason. I'm talking to jason. Today is because his first solo ep in six years is dropping on december eleventh via we are triumphant records. It's called sam what you want and you can pre save and preorder that right now if you wish so. Let's go ahead and get to my conversation with jason lancaster from the line of a best. Buy store throw is ongoing coin. Great of You can't complain. I am currently sitting best. Buy line computer fell off of my car the other day believe it or not wide. And i'm like what the hell is. And i was meeting with a buddy of mine and we had signed some contracts and stuff like that and i put them in my computer and set them on the under the bed of my truck and then didn't think anything about it and just drove off in the next few flying off the back of my truck and i look back just as my computer slid off the back and the car behind the ran over and i was like well. That's that's kind of what i get. Okay so i mean i. It had been like an a very important computer right like your work computer. Yeah absolutely so everything on there. Yeah so one hundred percent. Did you have anything. Backed up. Like i use time machine pretty regularly so i literally lost nothing and to max credit which is why i'm buying another matt currently I can still plug in It it's still turns on and powers up and i can plug in an external strain and it works. Fine that's amazing. I'm just worried that it won't happen like that for much longer. Better go ahead and replace that thing. Yeah right and i mean with the amount of money it would take to like repair it. You could just buy something new exactly. I'd like with other black. Friday deals a two hundred dollar difference. Wow okay so okay okay. That's that's not been this really a pretty pretty decent deal. But i mean if you're in the middle of this i mean. I don't wanna like that's important. You know you're good the lines pretty long Okay all right and you got the kids with you i do. Can you hear him. Hear your kids four and six dude. I'm like like dad collar. Now you are dead power if you want this to be a little bit less dead and more like like lancaster tour guide. We can totally do this in a couple hours. Whenever i'm at home and there's not like video games in children in the background and that's no dude. I mean i'm dad myself. I don't have three kids. But i mean i totally get it so so you're good. I learned something new about you today. i was talking to my friend justin conan's and i don't know if that rings okay. Yeah i was talking to him today and he was like. I was telling him that. I was going to be talking today for the podcasts. And he's like oh it was like i don't have any questions for him but i i tell them i miss talking to him and i hope he's doing well i so i didn't know you worked for like a screen printing company. Not just the when. He was still touring with our red jumpsuit. And yeah that was right. After i stopped touring and he worked together to get a get red jumpsuit. Some some t shirt designs and stuff. That's cool yeah a lot. He left his truck and and my parking lot for a while driving down to leave for tour and he called me on the way down. He's like hey. I just got pulled over. I don't have like a licensed played a fairly so i can't drive this thing. Can i get it towed to your your parking lot. And i was like come on like three months through. Oh my gosh. Oh well that's a it's funny he didn't actually. I'm surprised they actually didn't share that story with me. Justin i are are pretty good friends i. I met him on a red jumpsuit tour and spent like three weeks with them. And we both were like you like pop punk. I like pop punk. Oh and we just started talking. Yeah headed on king to. He really is like he's he's like he's like the biggest new found fan. I've ever met so but it was. It was just cool to hear about that. That story and that connection but yeah. I didn't know the truck truck story. That's great so are you still. You're probably not still working with that company. At all i imagine. I'm worship outstare for Southwest his church and bainbridge georgia right now. I heard that you were pastor but i. I wasn't sure if he were still doing that or not. Absolutely man i love being a pastor. I love the calling up. You know. I i love being a part of it. Hang on just a second sure. No you're good was that. What are you picking on. Mac book pro for for jason like a little bit. We just hang tight okay. That's fine you back up same time. You're good rather thank you so that you're luck it's going to be able to. This is awesome. This is going to go in like the the guinness world records book for first podcast interview to happen while being in a line at best buy like. I think i can make that work. I'm telling you you'd totally make that. Your gimmick now i got married seinfeld has like riding in cars right yeah. Do you like sitting in random lines. That's just going to be the thing in the podcast now. Whoever is a guest on the show has to make sure that they're in a line of some kind at a store and they're doing interview they don't even have to have anything to pick up. They just have to go find a long as they can is sending it well like a friday or something early going to the dmv or something because those lines. Yeah that's like a three hour. wait or long. Yeah let's talk about your first solo. Ep and six years. Say i'm what you want. It's coming out here in just a couple of weeks on december eleventh. And so you know your your first solo record as you are. It was very piano. Pop driven very inspired by your christian faith and your wife and your child. But now i mean six years have gone by where we drawing. Inspirations from for this upcoming release. And i mean the the the three songs released so far from the ep. It sounds a lot different than the first solo album. Yeah for sure. So so i started Like whenever colin happened. I started like going like me. And i've got all this time on my hands and Greg from we are triumphant is awesome guide. Been hitting me up for a while. it's going. Hey dude we. We need to make music together. We need to do something you know do something. And he's a bud. So i'm just like when it's time greg when it's time and he's like when is it ever going to be more time than right now when you're furloughed and have nothing else to do So my wife got behind. She's like you should do this. You should go. And and like i like really right this record you all the time in the world so it made sense right. Yeah yeah so. I go in and I i start you know just writing and recording and trying to feel out different vibes and things like that and ultimately what i decided was like. Hey i really want to write like like a two thousand and six thousand seven pop punk record you know like i haven't done that the really long time you know. I've been going through and doing a lot of the more mature stuff with radio and You know really trying to you know You know find out what radio is now which is a task that self so i was like. It'd be really cool to do something as as just fun as pop punk. So that's that's what i went with man and You know i had a blast just writing and recording it and ultimately. I thought about the drive you know. What am i going to be doing here. And what am i thinking about the most whenever it comes to like pop punk you know like i was like man. I really want this ep to be about like the time with my wife before she was my wife. And i'm like all the all of our our best songs about like missing you. So i wrote every single on that record from the standpoint of just how much i missed my wife while we were on tour in like the the entire thing was just like man it was. It was really really cool to get back in that mindset of just Being away and being lonely and and Really missing someone because you can't stand to be away from it. It was a really cool way to reconnect with not only like then. But you know it kinda brought me and my wife close together now. Well that's great man. I'm happy to hear it. It's had such a positive influence on your marriage so but going back to that time when you were on the road and and missing your wife and and going back to the you know like the two thousand what what were some things that came up in your mind during that time going back in that time machine man is just remember like This this one thing like Like the biggest time. When i would miss my wife the most miss what we'll say because it wasn't my wife at the time and i would miss the most is like late in the bank and it's like three o'clock in the morning we've just finished talking for you know however many hours we were talking and then you got to hang up and there's like that that you know our between when you hang up and whenever you You know have to go to sleep and just like that. Our between not being on the phone with her and going to sleep is like the most brutal thing in the world. Because just like i just i wanna cuddle good night kiss and like these are all the things that i wish i were there to do is like that's some of the the longest hours in your life will be that bunk. Our like they're they're brutal man. Yeah i can only imagine like. I've i've never been in that position myself but i can only imagine what that must be like being on the road literally almost every day of the year and not being able to spend time with with the people you love and want to be close to and there's an ongoing joke About pictures from tours. After i met you never see one and you really don't like i've looked for them. You never see a candidate shot of me. After i met her that i don't have my phone in my hand just like texting. That's funny this pre d. or postie house. This is jerry during d. and you'd like immediately. I'm just like all my phone before that. It's the you know you've got instagram and stuff like that but right. I'm admittedly the worst media handler in the world. I just it doesn't bother me to spend months offline and and that just doesn't do anything to me at all probably a good thing honestly. You're probably doing a lot better off than most of us Honestly happier that's what i'm saying after i met her. It's it's it's just always a you. I love her. You know being taught so but that would always be detecting a mandalay. We counted one time. And i think it was like thirteen thousand techs and one a mile. It's nuts that's extremely nuts. I want to get to something. I've always wondered about. And then if i wanna make sure we have time for some fan questions too. Because i do have some of those for years. Well some of some of our listeners. Have questions for you but This isn't related to the new record. But i always wondered you know like before mayday parade was formed. The band urine was called kid named chicago. I live close to chicago. So how did a ban from florida come up with that name being so far away from chicago. It's from a misfits song We were all like like little punk kids. Little grungy punk kids growing up So you know we thought we were like you know the most heart like the the most hardcore of all the hardcore punk kids tickies and long black socks. That was that was as hardcore as we were going to be in a small town But yeah we can in. Chicago made us tough and hard like paying homage to one of the original bands at the time. And and so. That's where we got our name and eventually it was just abbreviated because no one wants to say. Hey i'm going to see kid named chicago. Because it's so many syllables. Yeah that's true but still awfully well. Yeah it was kind of cool name though not everyone. Does that remind you of chicken at all. Yeah maybe a little bit. Acronym there but you're right. You're ever think of yeah. I know the names. We come up with when i know for example like the band. The i band names that i had when i was in like junior i would. We were called the other way and some people thought that meant we were gay which we were so there was like that not that. There's anything wrong with that. But there was just like this misconception. You know like no. That doesn't that's not what that means. Okay we'll bands were called the martyr punks. And so i feel like you guys might have even had one up on me. At that point treehouse. Mafia sounds pretty hard core dude. Not that's why was treehouse. Mafia now like backyard. Mafia would sound a little more intense. But you know it's like you're going to get into like some some pretty intense games of like either i blood or horseshoes like one of the two you never go are like cornhole or bags or whatever people call it back man. You can't say down here it's interesting cornhole. i think. Call it bags. I don't know cornhole sounds pretty raunchy if you ask. I don't know cornhole has one meaning but bags and bags could mean so many things. Well that's true. Yeah good point. That really could mean several things. Yeah yeah okay you you win that one for sure. I wanna make sure like. I said we get to some fan questions. Dallas waddington Is asking. Are there any songs you wish you could perform. Live that you haven't or are you are. Are there any songs you wish. You didn't have to perform man dude. i love to. Yeah yeah that that that could easily take up the rest of our conversation. No i i think you know. Honestly for me We had to stop performing for forever. My father because i would get super teared up whenever we do that thing and it became kind of like almost distraction for for us abandoned and i think the audience does some point so we had to stop playing that song and There was. Let's see you hold your breath. Hold my liquor that was probably to me like the toughest song to play live Easily the toughest on to play live for me just because there was like so much like fancy guitar work in it and that the lyrics like the melody was very counter. Intuitive over the guitar lines so in order to play that and sing at the same time. Every time we did it it felt. I was tying my brain and a not. Yeah because both with your vocals and your guitar worker piano worker. Whatever instrument you're playing like it's usually pretty like you go to one hundred percent on both of them so it's like i i can't imagine having to do both. You know two things at once and trying to do both of them well so that makes sense and yeah. I guess that actually perfect that that so that was actually the actually wasn't probably as hard as you right on point man. I'm getting this damn so may. Ajay wants to know. What's your favorite and least favorite may day parade song man My favorite mayday parade song have to be black. Cat cat is man. I remember when whatever black hat in the studio And it's for this reason. This is my favorite song. I was doing the solo for it and Just really trying to like go as fast as i could because to me at that moment like that was like turmoil needed. Play as fast as i could and So he did like ten. Takes back to back of me just playing as fast as i could and so my fingers got very very tired towards the end of it and There's a a spot it's like. Eight eight counts before like the the jealous actor in the tar solo And it's just you. Here's the well literally. It sounds like mario hitting the coins jumping up. He's hitting a coin. Yeah yeah being so tired that they literally just can't play anymore and with the When everything goes on just sounded really cool and so like that was to me like that was like the cool part on. That record was just like man like That kind of imperfection really really fun and and need to be. That was always my favorite. It's interesting you bring that up. Because i feel like there were multiple bands in the scene at that time that ended up kind of emulating nintendo sounds with their ktar's i feel i feel like that was the thing i don't know i don't even know if it was intentional. Just kind of happened. Yeah i mean like when we were all raised on intendo and maybe we were just so bored that that's what came out of it. It's like there's only so many hours in the day that you can skateboard and play acoustic. Guitar heard black cat. And they're like oh you know what if my fingers dying produced one good song after black. I'll take it. That's that's amish enough. And i'm good. I like. i like the choice because to me. That's like a super energetic for the live. Show to like that. You can really get into you know like the couple of times that i saw mayday parade like that. You know there's a good song to for just to get into. There's there's a lot of energy all over that record man in like places that you wouldn't necessarily think There's So there's Up a part in you hold. What is it You be the anchor. I remember sitting in the in the studio like listening to the the record like being played back. And i remember that getting paused right before the solo and not just all just losing our minds trying to figure out what was going on and just like you got to play this through. Stop this that is intense in those moments. Because you're like in your in the moment and all sudden boom just stop. You're like everybody is closed their heads down and like trying to figure out like a boom. It's gone. yeah yeah exactly. I exactly what you mean so we. Let's get to one more. Kelly burger wants to know. When are we going to hear a new go. Radio album hopefully soon You know me and the radio guys are always talking. Always trying to figure out stuff You know with cova. The waco cove happened is really hard to get anybody in a room like even right now like alex just tested positive. Sorry to hear that in order to get more than one person in a room is extremely hard. Like we've we whenever we did so love You know we made plans to do a lot more songs and just that one. And then so we we. We came in and we did some recording and Left things unfinished. Can we were coming right back. And then and then You know like once. We stopped for for that session than we had to stop into taliban because even our producer james wisner was just like hey. I'm not comfortable having people over here right now. It's a really scary time for him so You know we kind of put the brakes on it but as soon as everything's back to normal we'll be able to do stuff so we're down. Yeah what's crazy is that we thought things were bad back then but now they're actually even worse than they were when this whole thing started yet. Oh it's just like it's nuts Is a nightmare man. Yeah it's it. Were all trying to still wrap our heads around it even though we've been in this for a full year now so but i mean as has everyone in your family ben ben okay so far. Yeah and yeah. You know like to be completely honest like kobe. Something that we're stressing super hard about you know we're all in. We're we're fortunate enough to be in good shape and everybody's healthy and you know we we ourselves fairly well from everybody else whenever we've got to you but you know we're of the mindset that if we get it and that's kind of where god wants us to be at the moment and You know he's gonna take care of us and we're all going to be okay. You know we still wear a mask in public. Just kinda like be respectful of everybody else. And i think that's a big thing for us is like you know no matter how afraid of it we are. You know somebody else's afraid of it. We should at least try to be like a little bit respectful of that. You know yeah. I feel like that's really what it all comes down to is just being respectful and just respecting that other person. The act could actually be susceptible to it a lot more than you. You know it's like slightly irritating. Wear a mask and after that. You're just like okay. Well you know it. It's worth it to be slightly irritated. If everyone around me feel safer. Yeah exactly yeah. I completely agree with that right exactly. Are you still in line. I've actually they've they've pulled me up and ahead and i. I think there might be an issue with the order. I've got to figure that out. Dude well yes well goodness so. You're not quite there yet. Not yet trying to figure out like if you need to go or you don't need to go 'cause i don't wanna be that guy that like is you know. Take time i'll tell you what we'll do one more question. And then ron if that's solid human. That's that's perfectly fine with me Real quick The first solo release That you did feature to cover of. Hey jude. are there any covers on this new ep. No access to that. Cover their thank. You ma'am thank you. I appreciate that. And know everything on the new ep original and styled after You know tallahassee. Like i've got some throwback stuff in there like one of the song's called If i die. I love you. Let's a head not to an old band that we used to hang out with all the time called negative Their little little things like that in different lines and different things that kinda pale mosh to different aspects of my life. Do that time So i really wanted to keep it all original and all kind of like in that frame home okay awesome. I never like. I never would have guessed that's with that song was about because there was. That was your latest single. That was just released. It's not what it was about the but You know it's it's just kinda like a head nod to delo and those guys and You know where we're at like at that point in my life you know like a lot of the things that were really important to me weren't represented the songs because i had a very Fiend record you know so to speak. Do what i could in other ways to kind of like. Give a head nod to the things. That stuck out to me about that timeline. You know sure sure awesome. Well i can't wait to hear this ep and full it sounds like it's like full and nostalgia. It is definitely that man. Well thank you so much for your time. It considering like the the crappy situation you're in with the whole computer thing so so thank you for calling me from the best. Buy line my gosh. Yeah that's that's i. I had a guy call me the other day. That was in target. Because he didn't he didn't realize the interview is taking place at this certain time. So he's just like he called me a target and i'm like dude. We can just reschedule at school. So i mean so. This is the first time that i've actually gone completely. Threw an interview with someone being in a store the whole time. Well them to To to the new normal man. I think right yeah well. I'm just glad that you were able to back up your stuff on through time machine before you had that catastrophe so you and me. Both the the blessings of modern technology that all right. Well i will let you go. Jason thank you so much for your time and I hope we can do this again. Sometime you'd absolutely man. It was great talking to you. Great talk news well. I'll hopefully talk to you soon. I'd rather take you too. Buy see off around cheap. These cries from a keep your eyes on you say good i gotta say i never thought i would say that. I once interviewed someone while they were in line at best buy. That was was epic. Thank you thank you Jason lancaster for giving me his busy some of his busy time and also thank you to mike of earshot media for setting up this interview. Now jason's second solo release his. It's not a album. It's an ep and the three songs i've heard so far are simply amazing. You can find them on spotify or wherever it is that you stream music right now but the epa is called. Sam what you want. Strapping december eleventh via we are triumphant records. And you can pre save that and pre-order that right. now you can go to. We are triumphant dot com. And once he gets a we are triumphant dot com. You'll see a link there that says store. And just go ahead and click on that and it'll bring you to all the different merge that's available on the label and you'll see jason's release. There is upcoming release. So that's it for this episode of pop punk in pizza. I'm shock l'amour forever. Grateful that you tuned into this podcast. Today was your first time. Please go back and find another episode that you like. There's plenty of familiar names in the previous episodes. But there's also names like you're probably not familiar with and i encourage you to check those out because every artists that i've had on the show is truly an amazing artist. And they have some great music free to listen to and support and check out so. Please do that if he gets chance. Subscribe to us on apple podcasts. Or wherever is that you listen to podcasts. 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New episodes dropping who upcoming guests are going to be an things of that nature. So i truly appreciate that. I hope you're staying well and you're staying healthy during all this craziness with covid and then throwing the holidays into it as well. Just remember that whatever it is. You're trying to accomplish. I thoroughly believe in you. And i know that you can do it all right. I'll talk to you next week to me was lies.

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Only Fans delays ban on explicit content  DTH

Daily Tech News Show

06:04 min | Last month

Only Fans delays ban on explicit content DTH

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Align Your Team For Success

Phoenix Business Growth Virtual Summit

29:36 min | 1 year ago

Align Your Team For Success

"Hey there, welcome. I'm Tim. I'm so glad you're joining us today. We got action-packed. Actually, it's been action-packed probably so far. But can I just be honest for a second? What a shitshow twenty-twenty has been hacked. I mean, seriously, I had the most ridiculous phone calls this week two of them first one good friend of mine owns a travel company up in the midwest their business was doing six thousand million dollars a year 6 million year could business healthy business by the way, lots of profit in that six million dollar small organization. Like I said, they're up in the midwest. That's about how long she told me they're doing about five hundred fifteen thousand a month. They're doing $15,000 a month. Could you imagine that going from a run rate of 6 million over 6 million by the way, he just bought him this business in January over six million dollars off lamp down to 15,000. You see they do personal travel and they do professional travel. I don't know about you but I can feel that pain matter of fact, I felt that pain in my career at Best Buy in nineteen 111 2008. We did seven billion dollars and made 1 million matter of fact, we almost went bankrupt and you'll you'll get a kick out of this for those of you that remember this company Sears off spot us that year. Well that was a shitshow then to let me tell you what an actually after the accountants came in it turns out we lost money that year when it was all said and done. Listen. These are unprecedented times. These are times that are difficult. They're challenging. There are more conversations. I'm having on a weekly business or weekly basis that about anxiety about frustration about what time Why do what where do I go? I can't get out of my house. I can't get out of my apartment. What are the things that I need to do? And then I've got to keep my business for you business owners or leaders or ownership or managers of people. You gotta keep your team moving in the right direction. It's confusing though, isn't it? There's mixed messages everywhere in the market where a mass don't wear a mass. You know, what stay in go outside take vitamin C. Zinc know do wage chloroquine or whatever is out there, you know, it's confusing but it's even more confusing for us as business owners and it's more challenging for us as business owners cuz just like my friend who owns that travel company said he had a run rate of 6 million down to less than $240,000 a year with I think they have 54 55 employees. That's a lot of weight. That's a lot of pressure. Well, well, what am I doing those moments in actually Cory, if you can go back up for me, that would be great. What are you doing those moments moments. Well, you know, I had another phone call with a guy that owns parking wage. Where does he own parking he was parking right outside of the airport when airport traveler air travel is down seventy to eighty percent this year and he owns parking ramp see his other business a restaurant. He's got the same as many of us are facing today. What do we do? Well, let me tell you what you don't do. This is not a time to think your way through what's going on in the market. This is actually a time to take Massive Action. Now, listen, I am a big believer that you have to manage your mindset and that's been a topic here today so far, but you know, it's not just managing your mindset because as you think and I believe this as you think so you act and a choice you act you're going to attract get all of that. But you know what, you know what your real job is as leaders in as business owners is to do the same thing that you've always done. Well Tim, how do you do get an unprecedented times? Well, well, let's just a line around a couple of things if you will. Is that our whole job as Leaders as business owners as managers if you will or if you're just song Being a business is to do this your whole job is to take strategy. Deploy your strategy if you've got a coffee shop, if you own an auto car dealership, if you own a restaurant, it's to take your strategy and bring this to execution. Right so you you want to take your strategy and bring this to execution but your whole job is to shorten the gap between strategy and execution and I'm gonna spend some time talking about exactly how you do that. And I said Fast Track we just happen to have a whole performance system that we have whittled down over 25. Actually. I could actually say this thirty years of leadership home with big companies from Best Buy where I worked for twenty years two companies that we've consulted with over in Australia good guys and Beats by Dre might be a company that you've heard of that Apple bought a few years ago for a few billion dollars, but at the end of the day your job is to take strategy to execution and shorten this Gap you take this range and you shorten that another way you may want job Think about it because at these day at these days in particular during this pandemic in all of the crisis the unrest of social unrest all of these mixed messages are jobs, as life is to really do this not just short and strategy execution, but you've got a lot of initiatives you're probably thinking about inside your can buy the way I am not an artist, but you probably have a lot of initiatives inside of your company. Your goal is profit your goal. Hey, man, I'm here to make money whether it's you have salons whether it's you run a landscaping company, your job is to make money without Capital. You can't grow without Capital without profits. You're not going to make it. We know this game right as Business Leaders, but inside of most companies it looks like this there's distractions outside the company there is oh Joe doesn't agree with Sue and Mike doesn't get along with Sally in Brandon. Well, we don't know what he's doing and there's all of these mixed off. Messages if you're by the way Brandon, if you're out there, it's not personal. Okay, all these mixed messages are keeping you from not only moving quicker in terms of strategy execution wage. Also, it's keeping you from this which is making money. And now of course, we know that's not our only strategy out there. But without Capital without funds you're not going to go anywhere. You can't reinvest in your employees and your employees by the way need to understand that that needs to be a conversation you're having with all of your team members and if you're not making money, not only King not invest not only can you not give bonuses where applicable not only can you not have a new labor but all the whole engine stops. So what is our job? Our roles as Business Leaders is to have it look more like this. And again, I'm not an artist as you can see as you can really see God but what we're trying to do is we're trying to get more arrows going this way. This is alignment or try to take this mess of chaos and get people lined up around what those outcomes are. We know what that is that's making money because if I make money then I can invest in my team and I can maybe get another location and we we I don't know specifically what your business is about. But by the way, I look forward to chatting with any of you that want to talk with us. We got a free call that you can just plug in to love to hear about your business. We might be able to give you some insight at Fast Track. Business, but follow us at ww.w off fast tracked up business set up your call with us free, you know, no obligation necessary. I just love to connect see and hear about either how we can help support or just see if we can't share a couple of ideas to make your business more successful. In particular getting your team and your company your group your people aligned and moving all in the right direction. This becomes momentum. Well, how do I create momentum Kim? Well, this isn't complicated. I'm going to show you how you do that, but maybe write this down for me cuz I may come back to this. If not, we'll chat about it. Maybe on our call but be plus P E equals arm. What does that mean? That means the behaviors inside of my team and the processes that I have inside of my company or organization or team needs a line. So I get a better result. This is behavior plus process equals result or if you don't like result use the word outcome that gets you a better outcome if these aren't aligned you're going to have this is going on inside the company you're going to have mixed messages. You're going to have departments potentially fighting with one another maybe you'll have leaders not aligned speaking of alignment. I don't know about you. But have you ever been in a relationship or you haven't been aligned? What's that? Like it's horrible most of those relationships and maybe that's one of the reasons why divorce is at such a high rate. But even when you were dating or you had a significant other if you're not aligned, if you don't have a shared Vision if you don't have a similar purpose or if you aren't completely different train tracks that relationship isn't going to work and neither will your business so let me walk you through how we think about it at Fast Track take whatever you want. And if you have any questions about it, I I'll be in a break on I don't know what time that brake got somebody alternative brake rotors, but I'll be in a break out later my one of our business colleagues our coaches and guides. I think Cory will be there as well. If he's not I certainly will be and we can spend some time just talking about getting behaviors gaining momentum was envisioned excuse me mission and goals really looked like to keep people aligned before I can talk to you about alignment though. I really want to talk to you about a broader system because for things to work out. Side of a system if you will or a blueprint and a blueprint that works. We we really think about business and really six ways and and I think Coryell, you know bring up a slide here in a second for you, but we think about it in six ways and actually a core if you back there maybe you could move that that prompter for me for a second or move the the to the next slide if you would that would be great and then I welcome to bring up a slide for you that will show our six components in a second. But what I want to chat with you about is about alignment today, yes, and and think about it this way in a side of alignment that there's one phrase that I like and it's called Clarity is the antidote to anxiety now, I don't know about you and we've chatted briefly about this but there's a ton of anxiety in the marketplace today not just inside your company. It's everywhere. I had to call with a colleague and in a company that we do business with over and do by this morning tons of anxiety with probeer and his team will over in Dubai off. And and I gotta tell you what that's everywhere. But you know what Clarity is the antidote anxiety. I stole that actually from Marcus Buckingham. If you don't know who he is, he's a guy that we worked with for years or Best Buy in the Gallup organization. Just talking about how to create momentum and build great culture. And and one of the ways you do that is a leaders to bring Clarity to your team. So that's one of the things we talked about inside of our system and there are really six buckets and I'm just going to put a for alignment and I'm going to come back cuz we're going to really get into specifics around this but inside of this off are six other components and this is our people component over here and and I'll tell you why in a minute. I'm going to walk you through all this this is this is M for measurement in school for carting tracking all of the components that make your business successful. So alignment people measurement I call this by the way above the line activity log. This activity is all about transparency inside of your company. And then then there are other big quadrants that matter to this one is communication. And and I'm going to share with you in a second. And then this is community. What's your impact on your community? This is the three C's by the way community whoops community and then holding all of us together is what we call Cadence and I'm not going to chat with you about each one of these but I'll just give you a high level of like I say, I'm going to chat with you about it for saying I'll just give you a highlight before I jump into a life which is where we start with every company every team even as individuals our coaches spend time just working with colleagues peers and people at their coaching on alignment alone and can kind of break this down but we use the same system inside the people component we talked about right people and right seats and and making sure that you're helping leaders and people inside your organization really lead with their strengths and have a strengths-based approach to people side of measurement. We get really gritty and all of the tracking mechanisms that we're using to measure truly what matters but By the way, if you haven't read that book, it's worth a read. It's called measure what matters and really what this is about finding your most important objectives. Some people call that a mile as I also call this most important numbers off at the end of the day. There's only a few things that matter inside your organization and in all of us need to whittle that down to those few crisp numbers that really move the needle not the crap that doesn't really matter. All of the Malarkey that we do day in and day out that doesn't ring the bell with our customers that doesn't ring the bell with our employees or that doesn't ring the register financially for the company and and then we spend a lot of time about communication and in communication we think about it in a way that is quality versus quantity. There is so much noise and so much crap in the marketplace today. Like I don't know what you I'm fed up with the news. I watch it. I don't believe it. I don't know what to believe candidly. Some days same with social media. It's like I've had to pull back for a few weeks just from social media to take a break from it. Well, we spend a lot of time on WhatsApp. Good communication look like what our keys to communication what makes for great quality Communications side of an organization or team and then we spend time on community. Like what are all of these are our community and connections what are all of the connections that that it takes to be successful inside of the business as an example, and I'm going to just going to write connections over this. How are you connecting with employees that are in a different department? How are you connecting with your Superior or your boss? How are you connecting with your team members below and what does that look like and then we spend time on having a board of directors for you specifically as an individual. This is part of our performance system and then we tie it all together with cadence. Well, what does cadence think about Rhythm and I don't have a lot of em, but think about the way that a company operates or functions and really gets into a good Rhythm or sink or Cadence. What do you do in Daily? What do you do in weekly? What are you doing monthly? What r u doing job? What are you doing? Annually, this is our system that we spend a lot of time with organizations on just getting very gritty on because all of these are integrated together and is dead. This is your scorecard really at the end of the day that depending how well you do and hopefully core you brought up a better image of this than just my scratch. I'm sure you did now I can't tell if you did or didn't but he will is that that off this depending on how well these are integrated together connected and how well you do in Cadence. How will you do an alignment? How are you doing people measurement communication and connections will tell you how successful your company is and to the degree that your company is failing or making mistakes. We can go right in and take a peek at any one of these components and we can just drill down and exactly why we're missing either profit opportunities employee opportunities or customer employees. It's not difficult. It's rather simple. It's not easy though, because it takes work and you know, I started watching. Chatting with this a little bit about it. You can't think your way out of what's happening in our Market places today. You must move movement creates action that's action creates momentum. So if if you're if she hunkered down not doing anything waiting for something to happen. We know that's victim mentality. We know that waiting and hoping isn't going to help you be successful with your team with your company with your customers or financially in any way whatsoever. So movement is what matters so if you get anything out of our small time here together or in our phone call coming up we're off all about responsible action and I say that because we've learned over our careers that if you're not moving in your strategizing, but you're actually not moving the needle then it's not working. Then you got to change something. So alignment matters most and this is why we start here. So let me chat a little bit about why alignment is so critical without proper alignment people won't know where the dog Knowing they won't know actually what they're supposed to do day in and day out. They won't see a better future and they may be aligned around different outcomes. But like real quick story. I told you about Best Buy in 2008. We were not aligned and how leaders should have been spending their time at the time. I was a district manager living in Michigan, but every District we had 16 of them is a company at the time matter of fact, I start with Best Buy when we only had Twenty Eight stores and about three hundred million when I left. This was a super cool ride you guys we were doing $42 billion dollars by the time I left. I mean what a cool run off. I say all of that to say that that when your teams aren't aligned and there's a lack of communication or there's different components broke in here. You're not going to be able to maximize your profit off or most importantly build the type of culture that you're trying to build inside your organization. So, this is also not the time to build this alone, and we're going to talk about that in a minute. So if you're not aligned dead, You probably don't have a shared goals. You may not have shared vision for what the future really looks like which by the way is what vision is vision is that you have a common sense of the future that you're moving a stores in Best Buy, and actually it wasn't in 2008. I'm sorry was Nineteen ninety-eight. I said 2008 I guess maybe those years ago faster than I thought they do. It seems like that except for on twenty-twenty home in in nineteen. Ninety eight. We didn't have a good vision of what the future looked like matter of fact, we were just trying to survive and you know, when I went to work with Beats by Dre, they were trying to do the same thing. They had a little brand they didn't know what to do with we were working with their European teams, but not everybody was on the same page. So what you need to do is a team in an organization that we found so successful is really focusing in four areas when it comes to alignment. And the first thing you must do is get everybody in a room virtually or in person if you can or who's comfortable being they're dead. And get busy working on your vision cuz there are really four components to to being aligned with your team. And and it's this and Coryell bring it up, but I can't help myself. I just like writing so I'm just going to check with you what they are under Vision. There are really four areas. You're going to want to think about it. Maybe I might throw in a V if we have an extra second, but there there are under alignment. Excuse me that under alignment. Is you must have a vision that everybody understands and buys into that the team has to know that we're moving from here to there. And what do we expect to do. The weekly monthly that's going to get us there. Should you write this Vision alone? Probably not cuz if you're writing it alone it's going to be for you and it's not going to be for the team. I suggest once again you get together sponge little bit of time collaborating what you think that better future is or even how you see the future write it down. Take some notes about it debate it. What do you want our vision to be while I want our vision may be a five million dollar company where I want to be a six million dollar company like that travel company that I talked to this week. Well, you know what you need to get everybody on the same page for what that vision is. Cuz once you get by in and people are collaborating together, they're able to write themselves into the story of your company. This is why this matters so much often times. We don't take the time to allow people to write them off. All right themselves into the story of the business you're building. So take time something and actually I tell this with a lot of our clients. You need to slow down so you can speed up. Slow down so you can speed up and part of that is take the time to put these pillars in place. The first thing in alignment is Vision. The second is inquiries got a much better graphic than what I've got here in the board and he'll bring up Party part of this but is your mission. Well, what's mission mission is what you do day in and day out that gets you moving towards your vision. So your motion is really simple. It's all those day-to-day tactics. It's the behaviors that you're holding people accountable on a day-to-day basis some of you might think about it for those of us that diet from time to time or maybe all the time whether it's Atkins or keto or who knows what the latest and greatest is, but when you're doing that, you know what your day-to-day behaviors are. I eat x amount of calories I go for a walk. My mission is to make sure I accomplish these three things because that's going to get me to look and feel and be healthy and fit in a way that I'm proud of That's really simple. My vision is that I want to build a better me. So to build a better me. I got to look at my health and wellness. Well, so do you as a business leader in the way you do that is you start getting greedy on these components off. What is our vision does everybody by it. Do they know where we're going do they even have a sense of that and then get gritty if you will and get very tactical about what your mission is and what are the things that you do day-in and day-out third part of this is is this is goals. What are the goals that keeps everybody aligned? Like what what is the goals that you've agreed to as a team? And I'm not talking about a top-down goal from you know, if you're the CEO or owner you can make all the goals you want and I'm not saying you shouldn't have some aspiration ones. I have in my companies that I've ran as a CEO and founder CEO for a company in London for a few years. I made very specific tangible goals, but the most successful proven fact they make goals together as a team. They make achievable goals together. Team and they're smart goals. Well, what are smart goals smart goals. Well, here you go. I got a bottle of SmartWater right here, see how quick I am today smart goals specific measurable actionable relevant and time-bound very gritty very specific measurable actual relevant Time Bomb. Those are the kind of goals that you should be creating together. Well, why is this Jose important? Well these goals Drive Behavior This behavior and by the way, here's the one thing that's irritating the hell out of me. If you really want to know the truth about why some business owners aren't winning in this crisis and there are lots of reasons and lots of ways to stay hunkered down. It's cuz you're not making decisions the two guys. I talked to this week were not making decisions make decisions decisions creates action action creates momentum. So if you're not doing anything get your team together start and if it's a small team if it's a three-person team if it's a 500-person team start making decisions in these three areas together together. So you can all Buy in together. You can have that group huddle get aligned on how you're spending your time what you want your future to be what those daily activities to be so that you're actually accomplishing and then get specific on goals and smart goals, which I already chatted about it before cuz this Behavior birth You're holding people accountable to isn't to the vision. That's where you see the future the behavior that you're holding, most of the goals that you have. You see your behavior must match your outcome took my outcome is to sell if I owned a coffee shop in My outcome is to sell more add-on pastry items but yet I go in and I see none of the Baristas are offering or encouraging a recommending. To our guests that with their cup of coffee. They should be grabbing a pastry. And by the way, have you tried this one? It's fantastic. It's orange. Whatever it is, right. It's an orange cone. You gotta have it. It's fantastic. I thought if that behavior isn't matching the goal of selling more pastries in your coffee shop, then you know, you have a miss you know that your behavior is not lining up with your goals. And then you say well, I don't know why we're not home or pastries. Well, what the hell? Yes you do, you know exactly why you're not home or pastries. It's because our Baristas are recommending it it's because they're not encouraging it. So the way you do a quick validation of this is how are people spending their time. How are the leadership of your team spending their time? If you are a landscape company and took to get one more commercial client, but your sales team isn't actually out knocking on doors today isn't out sending Flyers isn't sending emails to 10 customers a day. Is it any surprise? You're not getting more money. Watch the behavior Behavior doesn't like it's like you can't you can't talk yourself out of your own behavior. Trust me. I've tried it never works. You cannot talk yourself out of your own behavior church. So make sure that when you write your goals you follow this up with a whole diagram or what actions. Do you want to see what actions do you want to see from these goals in line that up with your behaviors and your behaviors must match your outcomes. So I I mentioned this earlier but this all starts with the decisions that we all make every single day and you as the leader of your company or your team or your business. Once you start making decisions, it's going to create Massive Action cuz that's what you have to do right now now is not the time now is not the time to sit back in your laurels to hunker down wait and hope you know, it'll get better next week or it'll get better after the election the hell it will know it won't it'll get better by the first year. No, it won't the only way it gets better is if you're taking massive action in the first place we start with every individual. In every company is alignment. I'm going to leave you with one more topic and I learned this a long time ago with the get when I was working with the Gallup organization and we spent a lot of time on what cross great culture like one of those little things that'll create great culture in my company first was gaining alignment and we've talked about this vision mission goals lining some behaviour with this but I'm going to give you one tidbit that we learned that created better culture in companies than any one other thing. They did including getting clear about the vision. And by the way, you've for those of you that work larger organizations these vision statements mission statements. They just hang on a wall. If you don't put behaviors to them they hang in the break room or they, you know, they're posted their posters something or or there's a video in the company archives the way you don't allow that to happen is you attach daily behaviors to that in Daily actions to that. So they're not just hanging around wage. Vision and Mission hanging on a poster back to the number one thing you do you can do to improve your culture. I call them check ins and this is statistically relevant is that if you just checked in with every person in your direct chain of command every week and I'm talking about for five minutes and you ask them to things this is it off. All you got to do is ask them to things. So if you have five direct reports or if you're the owner of the business and you have 20 people in your company, you just spent I don't know times that by 5 you'll figure it out a hundred minutes, right? If you just took this one thing it's called a check in. And this check-in asked two questions. The first one is what are you up to this week? What do you do in this week? How are you spending your time? And if you get really clear and how you're spending your time in this question. And this first question, then you simply ask them the next question. What can I do to help? What can I do to help and here's what I've heard from leaders Tim? I'm too busy leading to do that. Does that make any sense? I'm too busy leading that I actually can't check in with you. Well, isn't that what leadership is leadership is? I'm going to take the time to do what's in the best interest to 15. So this week just try it in the next maybe it's for the next two weeks. Just check in make a phone call do a zoom call. If you need me do a virtual event. Like what we're doing here today and asked questions of your direct reports first. What are you up to this week? Simple question second. Hey, what can I do to help? So listen, if we can be of help, we'd be more than happy to spend time with you. By the way. We're doing free calls. So just jump on our website schedule a free call with us. We'd love to interact see if there's anything we can do to collaborate together if we can share best practice or any ideas not now just remember little moves become momentum. So as you get gritty in alignment because that's where we spent our time here around vision mission and goals, make sure your behavior is matching your outcome. Listen, we have fast-tracker. Thankful that you allowed us to come and take part in the event. I hope you have a great week this week.

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Interview with William Rhind

Breakfast Leadership

22:54 min | 10 months ago

Interview with William Rhind

"The welcome to the breakfast leadership show where we interview global thought leaders on business leadership in life. Here's your host keynote speaker bestselling author and chief burnout officer of the breakfast leadership network. I go eleven. Welcome back up yet. We'll ride on the line. We'll how are you very well. Michael very well. Thank you great to have you on the shore and talk some investing today and all kinds of different things and we talked a little bit in the pre show about the timing of this recording is right after the. Us presidential election and at this moment in time. We still don't know who actually is going to be declared but eventually get there but we talked about how situations like this can make the market a little volatile in when investing. Let's one thing you're kind of afraid of or you can look at as an opportunity but before we jump into that too much share with the audience a little bit about you and how you got into this role and then we'll dive right in show no happy to so founder of a company called granite hsieh's and we're an asset manager but we specialize in a particular type of fund golden exchange traded fund. So simply assistant. An investment fund bat is listed on the stock exchange and you buy a shares off just as he would buying jazz apple or any other company so we offer a number of different types of exchange traded funds. Anything from goals to launch capac weddings. The film is based were based out of new york city. That saw headquarters. But i've been doing this for about twenty years. Although this is the this is now my own business The asset management industry for the last twenty years so the building imagine businesses within the exchange on space. And it's a it's a great field and a lot of people aren't necessarily familiar with these funds. And how they are made up of because even this morning you know looking at my own investments. I'm looking at biotech. I'm looking at healthcare looking at infrastructure and manufacturing a lot. You know these are areas where going okay depending on who ends up being named president and assuming everything gets sorted out and that person also gets to be president on january twentieth world's funding place. We don't know but all depending on who ends up being president in will dictate and one what industries may see a rise in investments and. That's why i was looking at some of those things in you know. Etf funds or are definitely in to do it so your share a little bit more on on the exchange traded funds in in specifically you know what kind of makes them up because a lot of people say well you know what what what stock do i buy if i wanna get into biotech or healthcare. Show i look at this or any of those things and these funds are actually in my opinion anyway. Just my opinion not giving any financial advice. Just my opinion is a good way for people to get into some sectors and then of course as they get more familiar with investing in investing wisely I don't know if anybody's ever smart investing but the the wise tends to be the thing works for me but it's a good way for them to get into a particular way of investing in a particular sector sectors that they like and then get a little bit more knowledge so sure sure we should know about that. I mean just to rip off bats. Wed is going to start. Is the people that may or may not have a very specific view in terms of a particular company that they want to buy a deaf with investment company because like the the prospects of the company they know the brand whatever the reason is but i am the best snapped company now for a lot of people. They don't ca specific view on walk. Company is going to do well. What what stock should i buy. And so they might have a view of what particular segment of the market. I think might do well or in your case for example you. Would you mentioned biotech. So view the biotech sector that could be beneficial of Know which particular goodbye. An exchange traded fund is a good option for that investor. Because you're buying fund that has exposure to a lot of different biotech stocks in that particular sector in that phone and therefore you don't have the deal with the will be cool to stop. Specific risks of betting on one particular company. Bus is another. And that's really. The beauty of the concept of exchange traded fund with a lot of people will be familiar with mutual funds. And of course the accident. My view century funds. Maya kind of a new technology That are replacing the mutual fund. And they have the same sort of construct terms if you get exposure to fund Bought it has a lot more flexibility. Because it's listed on stock exchange you combined sell whenever you want at tend to be Costs than mutual funds from a management fee perspective and more tax efficient as well so these are all benefits that that clearly resonate with a lot of investors and that's why to six trillion dollar industry now globally and so forth that. You're the rambo gives you exposure to all sorts of different join says which investors also like. So you know it can be by. Attack can be gold. It can be a particular basket of bombs that can be all sorts of anxiety sectors themes and. I think that's kind of a cool. I'll be appeal. We talked a little bit in the show to about volatility. And and that's one of those things where it's opportunistic in a way because if the markets are volatile than you can you look at those things and i think with the shane traded funds. And i love the brought in mitchell funds. A lot of people will think what sounds like a mutual fund but again. You've got more flexibility with it and you know. There are several exchange traded funds within sectors. You know and you can really get quite granular about it. Go i wanna go in this one or this one seems to be performing better over a period of time and again it gives you as an investor a little bit more hands on approach. Because i've always felt that mutual funds. And yes you can go in and you can change your risk aversion type of portfolio. Move a little bit from this to this. But i've always looked at those as kind of a static. Here it is. This is our bucket. These are what we have in here. Where an exchange traded fund. You may move some things around a little bit a little bit more quickly than you would see in a mutual fund type of environment and the other thing that's changed. Michael is that You know nowadays the way people access investments is a lot different. The way they asked us the best is twenty years ago and so even ministers evolving all the time obviously but just in the last few years the rise of investment trading applications such as robin hood. Such a robo advisers. No such as Adamant well front. They've really improved the access. That investors have to mock. It's and made it a lot easier and simpler now obviously for robin hood. Centra you get access to etf. Because e t ap suggests trade stock exchange these apps and not necessarily providing access to mutual funds in a way that The kind of old school way of investing did and so again it's adapting with the times that is not just about the the actual product itself but the way we access financial services is also changing and that benefits. The new technologies in the mock. It's yes in the fact that it's a you know. He said six trillion dollar industry. And that is just gonna continue. Because again and again i love the you mentioned the accessibility. Were you know. Got investment apps on my phone i can. I could be anywhere. And so you know what i'm going to buy this. Etf or i'm gonna buy shares of this particular stock because I heard somebody say something about our. Our orders are going through the roof for this particular thing and like ok. Well who makes the stuff that makes the stuff is i forget who told me that tip a long time ago but this okay if somebody will will pick on twitter for second. I didn't wanna get into you know individual stocks. It's like okay twitter. What platform do they use to run twitter. Will you find that out and go. That's the thing that makes the thing and go get in you find out. And there's even there's a software that i got or A stock that. I picked up a while ago. That more or less as the back end of pretty much every game that's on smartphones will. Yeah they're going to do. Well i so again giving stock tips but it's like as an investor. You be a little bit more aware of what's going on around you because there's monetization possibilities and investment possibilities if you just think about who makes us or sales of this are going up a whole who makes that. What are they selling. Best buy is going gangbusters. Start what what is what they sell all right. Well then you can drill down all of a sudden you can start building a folow or etf. Way i find is a great way to do it because that way. It cuts down on the work. Because if you if you're buying two hundred shares or two hundred different stocks trying to manage that care. How good your added excel or using any type of software platform. That's a lot of work. But if you have exchange traded fund in the sectors you're interested in you can look things up. Okay well good. It's there's a little bit of a dip today. Well you know it's like by the dip. Sell the rip. It's like all right. Let's let's go ahead and buy by some of that because that's at a price that's good and it just gives it's fun i mean i i find it fun. I know a lot of people probably lose their while. I lost my hair for some other reasons. But i know a lot of people fuller hair out because they're trying to figure out the market which is a lost cause and many cases but over the long term it does create. So where do you see. Exchange traded funds going over the next five to ten years. What would we see anything new on the horizon coming up with them other than obviously more awareness for people that are just getting into investing. The industry will continue to grow. Because what's really been happening is. They've been taking market chef for traditional mutual funds. And that's really the trend. Since i started in the business now kind of twenty years ago and so that will just continue as people realize that. There's no need for the legacy technology and people one more choice. They want lower costs. They want more transparency more flexibility. So i think in that sense it will grow. Obviously the the number of funds all the strategies that are offered through the actual grow as well as market conditions change because as you rightly boats out earlier you have. Volatility volatility creates opportunities within the market. And so the the economy's always changing. The market's changing than so the investment opportunity set is also always changing and the way that technology for example is changing so rapidly that that will inevitably be different investment opportunities in five years. Time than there are now Maybe those will be more attractive. Less doesn't really matter but the point is that will be different things to invest in different periods known as the economic cycle progresses. A right now. We're overseeing an environment where we have ultra low interest rates again we have arguably a dollar that's weakening and we have a fiscal and monetary environment that favours stimulus in other words. Score a government spending money printing through the central bank and so that sort of trifecta of events leads to sun investment outcomes and oversee of interest rates which arise or if government spending was the become back will central bank to pull back on stimulus programs. That were change And the be different set investment properties. So i think the key is the you go joyce flexibility and it's something that i think we'll continue over time and i love the flexibility of them to you said something just a second ago that a lot of people don't necessarily grasp as markets go up by can go down a little bit but not everything is down there sectors that do well. There are sectors. That will maybe not do as well. You know when you talked about Again i think in the in a pre show probably should record the second. We started because i started saying all kinds of fun stuff but depending on how the outcome of the us presidential election comes. There's going to be certain sectors. That will get some significant investment. Not only from stimulus but just initiatives and projects and plans at the state local and federal levels in the us and internationally as well I remember you know. There's close to three hundred countries on this planet and some of them are doing some amazing things impact the work. That's being done in the us and anywhere else in the but that's the thing like you might be for example like in tech sector okay and you're like okay. Well the tech sector goes up and down like a yo-yo and even a couple of weeks ago when it was earning this week Kind of like shark week but earnings week. Who was just like okay who isn't reporting their earnings. Today it was nuts. Most of them you know blew out the door. And had you know beat estimates speed everything in their stock went down and as a novice investor. You're going wait a minute. what is this all about. Well everyone the world was worried about the coronavirus cases and then of course. We didn't have the election yet. But everybody's worried about that so it's it can be volatile when it comes to things like that but again with investment. It's a long term thing but again going back to exchange traded funds. Yes long-term but you have the flexibility to move things around and play with it and take advantage of what sectors are doing so if there's a big influx in healthcare dollars you're like oh where do i go look for the healthcare s and in invest in some of those. If that's where you wanna go population's getting older healthcare is going to be around. There's going to be investment in. It doesn't matter what party ends up winning There's gonna be dollars. Spent there but i guess for for investors and i think seeing some audience are probably novice really novice or may haven't done anything in this are some i don't want i want you to you. Know pinpoint specific funds or anything like that. But where some common ones do you see. A lot of new investors. Go to kind of go across the board but is there any ones that they tend to go to any particular sectors that they tend to gravitate to when they come to talk with you and your organization and i think The way that we think of it is again. It's just for obviously simplicity's sake trying break down such but typically investors need no one of these either one of these cool three things. All all of these three things Which is they need diversification. Which means that they need different strategies. Different investments that. Don't move in the same way. And they need diversified portfolio They need income and they need longtime capital growth and typically those kind of the three week old building blocks or three pillars of most investment philosophies. Now some people. If you're young you might not necessarily prioritize incomes. That might not be as important to you as someone who's older for example but those are kind of three pillars and so what we try to focus on a granite says providing solutions to those so we have solutions for diversification for income amfar long-term capital growth. But i think stepping back maybe a second to your question directly which is what funds the typically would people by the cleared the most common ones in terms of you're talking about the largest from an asset management perspective that by far and away the largest one would be the s. and p. five hundred. Now we don't offer that particular fund but you could imagine that that's clearly a popular vehicle for a lot of people specifically investors who investing for the first time. Where you know. They're just buying getting exposure to the stock market more. Broadly don't have a view on which stock his best buy which sector is best to invest in just a view that potentially the stock market could go off over time and therefore just want to station to that. That's my far and away the most popular. Bend anything you have other ones such as their the nasdaq one hundred. Also very popular benchmark will be benchmark index. Which is followed. By loss of people that's typically synonymous with more technology focused companies But again that's that's very popular also fixed income side the bond side you have. You know bombed diversified bond portfolio's bone disease which also popular so. I think it's probably not surprised that the the most popular. Ats will be those major national benchmarks or indexes that get talked about on the news media etc. That people familiar with. And you know that that's really sort of where a lot of people look to invest particularly people who are best into the first time in then as you get better at it than you can start realizing that you know i'll pick on. I'm not gonna name or stocks but you a lot of people say we'll buy this particular stock has it's going like gangbusters this year and you buy it and it's four hundred dollars a share and it ends up being you know getting up to like four fifty four seventy five. So you're making fifty seventy five bucks share not bad or if you buy a stock that you debuted it twenty and you bought a bunch of shares of that and it jumped up to four five hundred well. Needless to say Same share price. But what you got is a lot different. So a lot of people say well. I gotta own tesla. I gotta get zoom. I you know all these big players like what's your goal you know and again i'm not an investment advisor at all but i you know i talked to people and ask your adviser to ask you. Where s yourself. What is your goal with this. What do you want to do. He just doing your board. You want to play around with stocks and you've got some play money find gopher investing for your future goals work backwards. A steve jobs told us okay. Then you need to adjust accordingly and figure those things out and get you know. Take some time to get some understanding on working with individuals like yourself to get a better understanding of what the options are because everybody goes to the shiny object of the nasdaq or the smp or the down dow jones industrials. Were up this. Everybody thinks the whole market was dead. We dropped everything and like you. You look at some investments. Allow one of my one of my investments was up a ten percent today. You know chicken little screaming over here. And i'm like oh that was a good day but it's just the diversification like you said is so important. Don't put all your eggs in one basket because if a particular sector oil and gas for example that that's not an investment. That looks really good at this particular moment. Time based on what's happened not to say that it won't look good later don l. but again when you diversify it. Minimizes those you know. Kick in the teeth type of Events when the market does you know. Have a large drop in investments. And and by all means if you're in this for the long haul don't worry about a day drop or a couple of days drop because the roller coaster will drive you batty if you if you look at it every day awesome so well enjoyed our conversation today in love talking about investing do that all day and i wouldn't say what should we do that. That's for people to reach out to you and talk about. So where can people find out more about you in this awesome organization. Yes yes so. People can reach out to us The website is greenwich hsieh's dot com just as it sounds granite like the stone or the rock. A shit has as much as those talks greenwich calms at websites. You can see what we do. The funds we have available and you can contact us directly. Draw contact us page onsite perfect. I'll definitely have that shutout. So we'll thanks again for the saas mark that you do and continued success with the investments in navigating through this ever changing world. Michael thanks so much having me on the show. It's been a pleasure thank you. Thanks for listening to the breakfast. Leadership heart of the breakfast leadership network visit breakfast leadership dot com for tips on empowering your business and your life.

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Best Buy CCO, Matt Furman on Storytelling Over Data & Championing Truth in the DEI Discussion [Episode 32]

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Best Buy CCO, Matt Furman on Storytelling Over Data & Championing Truth in the DEI Discussion [Episode 32]

"Welcome back to damn good brands that firm and serves as chief communications and public affairs officer at best. Buy where he's been since. Two thousand twelve matt is responsible for communications both internal and external as well as government affairs. Cssr and community relations. In addition matt manages event. Planning best buys in house production studio before joining the minneapolis. Retailer matt held the vice president of corporate affairs position at mars chocolate earlier. Gigs included communications leadership positions. At google and cnn matt worked in the administrations of bill. Clinton and rudy giuliani as well a graduate of the american university school of law. That is a licensed attorney and has been a member of journalism and mass. Communications adjunct faculty. At the university of minnesota this conversation matt gets into why storytelling more important than data as well as the importance of championing truth in matters of i all of this and so much more on. Today's episode of damn good brands now but further. Ado please enjoy this conversation with best. Buy see ceo. Matt furman in conversation with libby taylor. Ceo paul dyer. Hello and welcome back. This is ball dyer with libby taylor and i'm joined today by matt. Furman matt is chief communications and public affairs officer. At best buy a position. He has held for the last eight years matt. Thank you for joining us here today. It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you for having me so mad. I wanted to actually Jump in by connecting this conversation with a really interesting conversation on this show just last week with jeff. Jeff is the chief communications officer bentley motors. He spent his whole career in the automotive industry so he emphasized the importance of getting to know the business you am and he actually de emphasized the importance of the general communications industry gatherings like the author page summit. Things like that. You're someone who has worked in a wide range of industries. You've cnn. Google mars chocolate now. Best is very different industries some curious for your thoughts on the importance of pan. Communications industry learnings versus really focusing on the industry. You're part of. I think you have to be knowledgeable in the industry. You're part of. I don't think you have to be that way on day. One so if i was encouraging people on what kind of communications experts to to higher i would take people who showed the ability to adapt to multiple surroundings multiple cultures and proxy for multiple industries. I would do that onto basi's wanted show that they had the capacity to learn which no matter what industry you're they always change and therefore you need to learn and the second is that he could adapt to cultures reason. That's important as my experience. Perhaps yours is shown. The person you come to work for is not always the person you wind up working for which means you have to be able to adapt to a different culture or different leader and multiple industries the ability to move one another demonstrates that in culture is something that's been brought up a lot this year as companies have been tested in terms of how they indicate employee's manage their culture through all of this change in difficulty one of the common themes. We've heard a lot on this podcast has been communications leaders. Emphasizing the importance of internal communications has that changed in terms of your overall prioritization as well this year or is it something. that's always been top of the pyramid. What are your thoughts on that. At best buy is a company. That's always endeavoured to be a good place to work in fact at a investor day late last year. We laid out three goals for twenty twenty-five to wall street. One of them was to be named one of the best companies to work for which demonstrates more clearly than anything that we've cared about our employees in therefore internal communications that has not changed through covert. It's just become more complicated more complicated. Yeah absolutely so. You're based in Minnesota minneapolis minnesota is the majority of your team. There with you in person or are they spread around. The world has as we are a north american company and vast majority of the team or based in minneapolis near is a smaller team based in canada and they work directly for the canadian business leadership. In one of the things. We've noticed as been the move to remote work. In many cases has been more challenging for companies that were not Dispersed to begin with right for companies that were accustomed to being in person together in the office. So how is that transition. Ben for your team is just the opposite in an odd way i would say the friendships and relationships in comfort that we had with each other. Were we working so closely together. Have endured to our benefit in a virtual world where all still very close and the familiarity and the the ability to finish each other's sentences has served us well in a virtual world. That's great in that word. Relationship is really important. You know when you think about culture written employee engagement etc. What about the relationship with marketing. So on the agency side or seeing it's a complete everything is getting blown up right now right so the pr and communications firms In many ways are doing better than they ever have while the advertising side of the business is forecast to lose over sixty thousand jobs in the next three years so a lot of this relates to the changing and convergence of the media landscape. What is it. Like if as by harry is structured in hasn't been in influx recently or something. You guys had already sort of had figured out so. The osceola has several direct reports on one of them The head of marketing best buy reports up to the chief administrative officer And so we are Separate in that regard and have been for my entire tenure. Before i arrived at best buy that was not the case but upon my arrival. That was With that said. I've never seen a company. I worked in a company where communications and marketing are more seamlessly integrated not integrated by hierarchy org chart but by common purpose and really buy friendship. We all like each other a lot. Respect each other lot. Understand each other's jobs and able to support each other in ways. That i just have not seen any place else. It's great to hear and speaking of hearing. I'm not sure if you're hearing right now. But of course there leaf flowers in my background. Aren't there all he can never. You can never forecast when that's going to happen except if you're going to be recording something So you mentioned The relationship and the friendship there. But also you know. Ios speak about or larger responsibility for communications as a catalyst fraction within organizations. And that's really been brought to the forefront during this time period of curious about your perspective on how the role of communications has changed. And how you've been able to act as a catalyst or the broader organization. We've taken as one of our primary goals as a function to protect and enhance the reputation and best buy and at the essence of that. You're talking about issues. Management the ability to address known issues in ways that mitigate the risk of the company or better yet enhance the stature of the company and just as importantly anticipate reputation issues. That may be coming. I've a small team devoted doing just that helping guide through current issues and see the issues around the corner once you do that. The communications followed pretty. Naturally the hard part is understanding. What kind of mess. You're in or could be eh or better yet understanding how you come out of it with a greater sense of respect from your customers and your employees in. Oh that's great. It sounds very clear and simple when you say It probably doesn't feel necessarily so simple. Sometimes when you're in the midst of it you yourself have worked in the belly of the beast when it comes to crisis. Not just i in particular working as an advisor to the governor of louisiana during hurricane katrina so first of all. Can you just tell us what that experience was like and then had loved to talk more about if there's any sort of universal frameworks are principles. You'd like to buy crisis but i will just. What was that experience like. Sure so early. In my career. I worked in the government. Both restrictions of then mayor rudy giuliani and former president clinton on been too many many different kinds of disasters. Many of them complex at large and awful. Nothing compared to katrina katrina was devastation. On a scale we had not ever seen thankfully have not since the The thing that i learned there was that the ability to communicate was as important ability to make the right decision. The governor in that case wound by the number. I'm kathleen blanco. Made the right decisions time and time again. But her ability sadly to communicate. Those decisions was very limited and as a result she was not perceived to be strong leader in the wake of katrina even though her decisions were truly remarkable and almost always right so the ability to make the right decisions isn't always enough. It's also something really interesting in the coming down of the sort of traditional walls that separated the audience is we would communicate to say back when katrina happened. There were certainly stronger. Walls between your investor audiences your employees your customers cetera versus today. When everybody can kind of hear the same thing you have to pretty much plan that anything you say is going to be repeated to your audiences. How has that changed. You know in in your experience a three year career the way that you think about communications planning. It's interesting the thing that seems to most of my views that there was a day when you could convene practically speaking all the people that matter tell them your story and whether they believe it or not they were transmitted in some form. You could reach scale. Now because the is so scattered in so balkanised scale very very hard to achieve. If you think about trying to put out a fire viral storm it is whack a mole times tan in a way that it didn't used to be so what you hear from people like myself when i talked to colleagues around the country about how do you deal with viral store often. The answer is you. don't you simply duck and wait for it to go away. That would have been unthinkable at a time of hurricane katrina two thousand five now is a very viable strategy. So let's talk about that a little bit more of of crisis in the corporate seven is made with the corporate setting. Are there any frameworks or principles. You like to apply broadly or you have to just take each as ups. I think there's a few the first is understand. The facts understand a source of facts. When i've come to learn. Is that the people who tell you what the truth is. Sometimes a really telling you they're truth. You have to understand that i've watched companies. I've watched myself get the short end of the stick. Because i relied on something that i believed to be factual when really it was more hope than it was fact. That's the first thing they second thing if you speak two hundred people a third of didn't listen a third of forgot what you said in the third didn't believe you and so you got to speak you gotta speak again in. You gotta speak again in the effort to reach scale as i just referred to what you really have to rely on his repetition more than anything hots and finally understanding that as it unlike was in my early career where. You really focused almost entirely on the media. Now first and foremost we think about employees. If they're not with you if they don't believe you. It doesn't matter whether you win the battle externally you've lost internally. It's you really need to make sure you understand what their concerns are needed to address them. And you need to be truthful. Those are actually really a lot. It's more than i have ever hoped for in terms of simplicity and clarity. Although i'll say that your third third third model is a little bit. Disheartening there You know in terms of people who like to communicate according to the script and things like that so can use. The script is going to keep using it. That's fair that's fair. So what's i guess. Talk about a way in which we are. Many in many ways being asked to change the script marionette is the communications functions role when it comes to diversity equity and inclusion for the broader organization. it's a big theme is around the companies who are doing the work here is to be more transparent talk about where they are in the journey and then served their money where their mouth is when it comes to decision making and things like that. Can you talk a little bit about your strategy has been you know in this area and Are there any sort of more. Broadly applicable earnings. From that. you're keeping with the admonition that most of all you need to be truthful. We've found that any discussion about race needs to start there. And of course given the fact that the leadership of most organizations companies but organizations around america is largely white being truthful starts with understanding that you've by definition almost certainly not in every case but almost certainly have fallen short and so at best buy took a very truthful very straightforward approach. Which is we care about this topic but we acknowledge we need to do better and what that does is it gives you two kinds of freedom. I it puts everything on the table. In fact we said that in the letter to customers from our ceo. Everything is on the table. It also gives you permission to answer the question when confronted with some failure or shortcoming which all too often occurs is to acknowledge. We said we need to do better. It allows you to stop being afraid of your shortcomings in your failures and begin to embrace the possibilities. It's really well said so shifting gears a little bit retail has historically been seen as a leader in the field of data analytics. Do you feel like that extends to the communications function as well as a first part of a two parter i personally i've taken a very different approach. I think the vast majority of my peers. I've resisted data analytics. I i don't have any illusions that we are a science like marketing. I think the sentiment now assists is much harder to achieve our in our sphere. And i have taken the view that a good story as well known well understood and a bad story is to generally speaking people know when a crisis has been well while handled and they generally understand when it has it and no data is going to support or refute that view. And so i have not tried to engage deeply data we do at the level that it matters but it is not the bread and butter on which rely to your point of us. Starting with honesty. I think that that's probably the honest with a lot of your peers. No matter how they have actually answered the question of you than me. i don't know about that either. I think that that's exactly the truth. Where you just said so What about when it comes to report to. The ceo rights evaluated on the overall success of the communications function. So how would you describe the way in which the function is measured in the eyes of ceo. Well i'm fortunate enough to have a portfolio broader than communication tasks on public affairs. So there's that although i would say the answers roughly the same I think first and foremost our ceo cares that our employees are Well-cared-for that is they know what's going on and we know what they're thinking We conserve appropriately as a canary in the coal mine. So we're giving advice. We're giving warning when we think things by be going awry over-celebrating early successes while they may not be well see. I think that's the first thing secondly externally on they want understand at our message is being told well and consistently with effect We try to actually move the needle. We have review that. We can actually help the business. The business thinks of us out that way when there is something to be said that can actually grow revenue or looked upon as a resource. Which i think is a great place for communications to be in is not is something that's earned not giving And then finally on this reputation mattis perspective on what the ceo in the cedar leadership expect. As do i is that my department serves as a early warning of things to come so that we can brace for adapt or actually We could actually take advantage of circumstance. It's coming our to actually. I'm glad you open. That door is well because a lot of the conversation so far has Centered around the communication job in protecting the brand versus promotion publicity. So is that by. Design is is brand protection. Sort of first and foremost what you wake up in the morning thinking about promotion. Come second or is it. how do you think about those two things. no. I think we have the capacity. We've demonstrated the capacity the best bide. Actually there's a move the revenue needle on a very consistent basis. We're earned media that we know works. That's why it was invented and that's why it stayed around longer than half it works. The vast majority of the resources are devoted. Their vast majority of my time is spent their the vast majority of the benefits of the company. Is there however you always need to have a fire department because sometimes things catch fire And so we have a very good fire department. It's cross train so the very people pitching are also the people putting out fires but that's a secondary job most of the time much much smaller group of people dedicated to seeing the horizon and in dealing with things as they are developing as bubbling when they pop everyone rushes. The fire puts it out and then goes back to try and driving rubbing scrape. There's there's been a large as big theme in the communications industry right now around the creatives right. Which is the idea that you can come up with ideas. Inactivation campaigns are themselves. Just sorta so you know so witty so clever that they spun their own news coverage. You've obviously now also reference. You have people in your team that they they know the press and they know how to just through relationships drive coverage curious. Your thoughts on those two things in the role of earned creative is that is that a fad. Is it something you're focused. On versus sort of the more tried and true relationship building earn creative is not afraid that her before. But that's a perfect description of what we endeavour to do. We have lots and lots of stories to tell we. We sell products that people love that. Give joy real entertainment real connection real productivity Our mission as company is enrich people's lives so jack nods and we have the ability to tell that story we do it by actually telling stories A measure of success for us is Is one can that. Can those stories pop externally the second one which is really delightful. Is that very often now. A couple of times a quarter. The stories that we find in tower actually used by marketing colleagues in paid marketing. That's great now. I gotta tell you. I'm going back a couple of a couple minutes ago when you told me that there is there was no science and what we do like arisen marketing and everything you've answered since then feels like there's some science to but so completely different direction now. Maybe maybe i'm the one who's just not a scientist about that right So this has been a tough year for for a lot of people in america right. A lot of people even in our industry have ended up at work and one of the questions that comes up frequently is as we're talking about increasing the appeal of our of our industry in bringing more people of color in and things like that as we're talking about getting people back to work conversations around reskilling and developing into sort of more higher rebel. You know employees. So what advice would you give to people who are trying to make themselves more marketable as a candidate. More higher -able communications so people who are card communicators. Or people who want to be communicated which one good clarification. I was thinking current communicators. Who are who are out of work. You know but for ways to make themselves more more higher. While so i i've limited In type on offer what. I have what i've seen largely. Is that their division. Among communicators that's been established or being established and that is those who consider themselves communicators in the social sphere and those who consider themselves to decatur world call traditional here I would say first and foremost if you Choose one. You should probably cross train or cross-referencing being offering diversity. Being able to do both simply makes more sense in the time of limited resources. I can hire one person to do two jobs for one individual. That's the first thing i think. The second thing is as always the ability to right. If you're not a good writer now's the time to become one like any skill you can learn how to write and then finally i think the thing that is Always in short supply at least in companies like ours. I should have said at the very beginning. We don't have any. I don't outsource my work I know have any agencies working three in source at all. And i think that's increasingly becoming the case at least in different industries the ability to actually manage media to have media skills. So if you've done that at any point in your career emphasizing that in your resume on your conversations i think is particularly useful given resources are limited than we'd be nice about it. Hire someone right at actually also managed media as great in while you're right. The insourcing trend is certainly been in more prevalent in the last handful of years than it was before. There's a lot of brands out there. They're trying to wrap their head around. How far should i go. Should i in source everything. Are there only certain. Pieces of initiatives or sort of is there other things that are more valuable outsource etcetera so for those brands. It's pretty rare. Probably for them to hear from somebody who's been able to so completely manage all the capability in source everything. What's your what advice. would you give what. What are your thoughts on some maybe the pitfalls or the opportunities from insourcing the function. Yeah when joining the best. Buy years ago. The company was on a downward slope and might have died and so our decision to in source was instigated out of necessity. I simply how to cut money now. It was consistent with my view. That if i was ever given a chance i would try and build a team that could do what agencies could do a better and cheaper on it turns out. That's exactly what we did but it began this acidy the the advice i would give you is whatever money you're giving back in my case or over money. You're trying to negotiate. Make sure you get some money to hire. You can't do it without more or better headcount more or better or both. You need the right people. the second thing is you of course have to invest a lot of time in their training now. This is not something that comes quick. You're not going to a higher and eighteen off the bench right away. you're gonna hire a c. or b. players in the development. And then finally you want to begin to devalue speed more than you do now for those companies that are relying on agencies what they will have gotten used to a slower speed than you will have if you have it in house if you have it in house you say it happens and now you lustig who learn eludes some experience. You lose Feet on the ground you lose some muscle but you gain experience it really becomes the gain speed and so it just becomes a matter of what you value more by vices begin to value speed a little bit more than you did. It will diminish the disappointment. He might feel elsewhere at least initially eight years later. We have in house agency that can do anything and there is good as a one. So i'm not given up anything shorter by it's really really insightful. You're reminding me there's Woman becky brown because the number two in marketing at intel and she's been pretty widely known for saying fast in good enough bead slow imperfect every time so the the emphasis on fast in good enough is both taken there so just one final question here is is. It's sort of broad but if you think about the mindsets right so you've talked about hiring people in training them but there's something is a mindset right in terms of how you get people doll row in the same direction are how you want them to to view the work together. What are the. What's the mindset that you think is most important for success right now. i think there's two and i don't know about how it works other people tell you within my team the first this resourcefulness. We're not very we're fortunate one hundred But we're not a massive team compared to many of our peers. You need to be resourceful. What does that mean. You need to be willing to take on jobs that you haven't gone before motto your behavior on what you've seen and then learn how to do it yourself. So for instance. All of our spokespeople are my team. We don't have other people doing when we do tv interviews. It's my team off. Twenty three year olds broadcast television The first five times are not great at it so we start him out in small markets by the time. They're pretty good and they're doing the today show. So that's that's the first thing you had to be resourceful. You got to be willing to try. And then secondly and this one is much more theoretical. But i think it's important of a strong view that a job is more than a paycheck which means we come to work for things more than just the money we make. We come to work for experiences and opportunities and relationships and so i think you need to have a mindset. That tells you that. I'm here at best. Buy or fill in the blank and the other company to get something more than just the money i want to be enriched by it it sets the right tone it puts you in the right position. It makes you open. The possibility might have otherwise than output old mad. I can't imagine a better place to end the conversation of that. So thank you very much navy. That was purposeful a great place to end. Thank you very much for all your insights here. Today it's great seeing you guys all right. Here's always some key. Takeaways from this conversation with matt furman number one consistency is the key to communications matt very elegantly stated if you speak to one hundred people. A third of them didn't listen a third of them for god. What you said and the other third didn't believe you so you've got to speak and you've got to speak again and you've got to speak again. The statement speaks for itself and it's a true testament to how the job of a communicator is. Never truly done. And how calms workers need to take note of this. Repetition is the key to scaling the efficacy of any communications campaign number two not everybody's convinced data and analytics essential role to play. Matt has resisted the prevailing industry view. That communications can be understood. Scientifically the way that marketing can which is why he employs data in a limited fashion at best buy. The main reason he says is the difficulty of measuring sentiment in the communications context for him. When a good stories told well it'll be recognized similarly when a crisis has handled well or poorly people will know it and they don't need data to convince them number three with matters of. I put everything on the table the road to better. Da standards and practices can be daunting but the best and arguably only place to start is with your own company's truth stating up front where you know you need to do better not only inspires trust and faith in your employees and customers but allows you to not be paralyzed by the fear of your own company's shortcomings since you owned up to them upfront. It may be uncomfortable but any discussions that lead to lasting change. Have to start with the truth for guardless how hard it may be anyway. Thank you as always for listening. Damn good brands. If you enjoyed this episode why not share it with your friends and colleagues on linked in don't forget to follow the show on instagram at lipa. Taylor that's l. i. P. p. e. t. a. y. l. o. r. and to learn more about our agency visit us at libby taylor dot com. Thanks again for listening.

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